Chattanooga Man Killed in Shooting


MARION COUNTY, Tenn. (WDEF) — A Chattanooga man is dead after a shooting in Marion County.

Sheriff Bo Burnett tells News 12 it happened around 10:30 p.m., Friday, at a home in the 12,000 block of Mullins Cove Road.

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Burnett says when deputies arrived, they found 32-year-old Matthew Keller dead on the front porch.

The homeowner reportedly told deputies Keller and a woman came up to his house.

The homeowner says a confrontation ensued, Keller rushed him, and then he shot Keller.

No charges have been filed against the homeowner at this time.

Sheriff Burnett says they did arrest the woman for trespassing, resisting arrest, and public intoxication.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has taken over the case.


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You can watch Emily Cassulo weeknights on News 12 Now starting at 5:30. Emily also does stories on different tech products and issues for Tech Byte, which airs Mondays on News 12 Now. She joined the WDEF news team in September 2016 from News 12’s sister station in Columbus, Mississippi, where she worked as an anchor, producer and reporter. Emily is no stranger to the Volunteer State. Before moving to Mississippi, she worked at WBBJ-TV, covering crime and severe weather throughout West Tennessee. She loves living in Chattanooga, and exploring what the Scenic City has to offer. Emily is a Florida native, graduating from the University of Central Florida with a degree in broadcast journalism and minor in political science. While in college, Emily worked part-time as a reporter/web producer at News/Talk 96.5 WDBO. She broke her first news story there, which made national headlines, and covered the 2010 Central Florida congressional elections and the high-profile Casey Anthony trial. When she’s not busy reporting, Emily enjoys shopping, reading, playing the piano, and spending time with family and friends. Feel free to e-mail her at if you have any story ideas or just want to say ‘Hi.’