Police charge woman who knew shooting victim with her death

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CLEVELAND, Tennessee (WDEF) – We are learning new details about the shooting death of a 30 year old in Cleveland.

The Cleveland Police Department says Chadesha Dejoy Jones was charged with reckless homicide in connection with yesterday’s shooting.

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Police say Jessica Elizabeth Whaley was shot in the chest just before 4 pm on Victory Street.

She died at the hospital.

The Police Chief told us today that Jones called 9-1-1 to report an accidental shooting.

Chief Mark Gibson says that they are in the very early stages of the investigation.

“On these types of cases we look more at the history and the demographics of the victim and the suspect in this case to help see if there’s more to the story.”

Police say the two women did know each other.

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