Suspect in custody after 4-year-old boy, mother shot on Foust Street

Chattanooga Police have arrested 18-year-old Maurice Lamont Thurman, who they say shot a mother and her young son on Foust Street Tuesday night. (Images: WTVC/Hamilton Co. Jail)

Chattanooga Police have arrested an 18-year-old they say shot a mother and her young son on Foust Street Tuesday night.

Police responded to the 2100 block of Foust Street around 10:42 p.m. after reports of a shooting.

Once there, they found the woman and child suffering from gunshot wounds.

The officers' search for a suspect led them to arrest Maurice Thurman, Jr. on Wednesday.

Thurman faces several charges: two counts of attempted murder, three counts of aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. His bond was set at $500,000.

An affidavit obtained by NewsChannel 9 says officers used surveillance video to identify the vehicle Thurman was driving, a white 4-door Ford F-150 with tinted windows and chrome rims. Officers later located the vehicle. The affidavit says detectives found two .40 caliber casings were found inside the truck. Those matched three similar casings found on the crime scene.

Detectives interviewed the owners of the vehicle, who told them Thurman took it on October 7th.

Officers went to Thurman's residence. The affidavit says detectives recovered a Smith and Wesson .40 caliber pistol located under his pillow.

Earlier, Hannah Lawrence spoke with neighbors who witnessed the aftermath of the shooting. You can read more here.

Chattanooga Police also say a man was shot on Tuesday night on West 14th Street. You can read more at the link here.

This is a developing story - depend on us to keep you posted.

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