Chattanooga Man Accused Of Killing Huntsville Police Officer

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CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (WDEF) – A Chattanooga man has been arrested for killing a Huntsville police officer Friday night.

Police say that 41-year-old LaJeromeny Brown shot Officer Billy Clardy III, hitting him outside of his bulletproof vest.

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Authorities say Huntsville’s Strategic Counterdrug Team received a tip that an undisclosed amount of drugs would be dropped off at a location.

Police believe that Brown was going to be involved in the drug transaction.

According to officials, Brown was apprehended after a short pursuit on foot.

Huntsville City Council President, Devyn Keith told WHNT, “I think it’s very important that we never forget that the people behind us are the ones who show up when you dial those three numbers.”

Brown has been arrested multiples times here in Chattanooga.

Once in 2013, for Federal Drug and Gun Violations and once in 2018 for a Home Invasion on Eastwood Drive.

Most recently he was arrested in January.

One of his charges was aggravated assault on police.

Madison County Jail records show Brown is being held with no bond.

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Danielle Moss joined the WDEF 12 News team in April 2019 as a reporter, producer and fill-in Meteorologist. She began her journey at WDEF as a weather intern. You can find Danielle on the evening anchor desk every weekend. She also reports during the week and does weather as well. Danielle grew up in Atlanta, GA and graduated from Jacksonville State University with a Mass Communications degree. She is currently enrolled in Mississippi State's Broadcast and Operational Meteorology degree program and is expected to graduate in May of 2020. Prior to WDEF, Danielle worked as a sideline reporter on Friday Night Network. She is an avid traveler and is excited to start exploring Chattanooga. To connect with Danielle on social media you can find her on Twitter: @SunnyD_wx and you can like her Facebook page: Danielle Moss WDEF.