The Toll

Tracking Chattanooga's Homicides


Jerry Couch

Date: 1/27/21

Gender: Male

Age: 56

Race: White

Time: 5:43 a.m.

Suspect(s): Gary Skiles

Status: Suspect charged

What happened:

Jerry Couch, 56, is arguing with his nephew, 35-year-old Gary Skiles Jr., when Skiles pulls out a gun and threatens to shoot Couch during an argument. Skiles flees the scene and returns six hours later and shoots Couch.

Read more:

Victim in deadly shooting argued with suspect before being killed, Hamilton County court records show

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