Chattanooga Police were searching for the person who shot and wounded a Chattanooga police officer around 6 p.m. Tuesday evening.
Early Wednesday morning Chattanooga police identified the officer who was injured in Tuesday night's shooting as
William McMillan, a six-year veteran. McMillan was listed in stable condition, officer Nathan Hartwig said.
McMillan was treated for a non-life threatening injury after he was shot while responding to a theft report at 2219 E 26th Street Court, according to police spokesman Nathan Hartwig.
City police were aided by numerous local law enforcement agencies while combing the East Lake public housing developments off Fourth Avenue. Officers cordoned the area off, diverting truck drivers delivering loads to local companies in the area where police used a huge spotlight to search for a suspect.
Police Chief Bobby Dodd, Assistant Chief Kirk Edison and several other high ranking and patrol officers milled about the area while the search for the suspect continued. Neighbors peered from doors and stoops, watching blue lights, white flashlights and the blinding spotlight officers used to search for the suspect who shot one of their own.
"It's family," Chief Dodd told area media.
Hartwig said the wounded officer was answering a report of a burglary at 2522 Fourth Ave., around 6 p.m. when he encountered an armed man near 2219 E. 26th St.Court. The man shot the officer then fled the scene on foot, Hartwig said in a press release.
The officer was treated at Erlanger Medical Center. Officers had suspect information but no suspect in custody as of 11 p.m. Tuesday. Sources close to the case said the officer was in good but guarded condition.