The Toll

Tracking Chattanooga's Homicides


Willie Bacon

Date: 11/5/2017

Gender: Male

Age: 39

Race: Black

Time: 7:17 p.m.

Suspect(s): Jamaal Mayes

Status: Suspect charged

What happened:

Authorities respond to a report of an unconscious at the location and Bacon is pronounced dead on the scene from an apparent gunshot wound. A witness tells police that Jamaal Mayes came to her home on the 700 block of W 12th Street Courts, bragging about shooting someone near the Community Kitchen earlier in the day, according to court documents. Mayes was taken into custody and admitted to shooting Bacon due to an unpaid loan.

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