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Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office confirms one dead, one in custody in fatal stabbing

From Local 3 News: Yesterday, just before 5 p.m., the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office personnel responded to the 7800 block of Safari Drive in Chattanooga for the report of a stabbing.

Upon arrival, a suspect involved in the incident ran out of the back of the residence into the woods to evade law enforcement. A search by law enforcement personnel was immediately initiated and the following HCSO personnel and resources were rapidly deployed to locate the suspect:

  • UAS (Drone) Unit
  • SWAT
  • K-9 Unit
  • Patrol Services
  • Investigative Services

Deputies say one individual was found deceased at the scene.

After a ground search lasting approximately 1.5 hours, the suspect who ran from the residence was captured by HCSO personnel.

The suspect, Sean Little (Born 1984), has been arrested in connection to the incident and charged with Criminal Homicide.

The name of the deceased is not being released at this time pending the notification of next-of-kin.

This incident remains an active investigation by HCSO Investigative Services and at this time, no further information is available.