The Toll

Tracking Chattanooga's Homicides


Lauren Bonnema

Date: 7/2/18

Gender: Female

Age: 25

Race: N/A

Time: 6:19 p.m.

Suspect(s): Cody Gilliland

Status: Suspect charged

What happened:

Lauren Bonnema, 25, is shot to death inside an apartment off East Brainerd Road. Police find Bonnema's boyfriend, Cody Gilliland, 29, standing in a doorway, holding her 7-month-old baby. After interviewing Gilliland, police determine his "negligent handling" of a loaded firearm led to the death of Bonnema.

Read more:

Man charged with criminally negligent homicide after Monday shooting death

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