The police in Tennessee said that on Thursday night, a man with 66 prior offenses shot and killed a father of three who was on his way to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his high school graduating class.
Security footage from downtown Chattanooga shows victim Christopher Wright arguing with suspect Darryl Theophilus Roberts and another guy before Wright walks away.
Based on what the authorities told the media source, Roberts approached Wright and shot him in the head after Wright turned around to say something. Wright was 38 years old.
According to reports, Roberts fled the scene while Wright was being taken to the hospital, where he died. Law enforcement officials arrested Roberts the next day, and he is now facing charges of first-degree murder. He was given a $5 million bond.
Chattanoogan.com states that Roberts has never been sentenced to more than six months in prison. The article claims that he has a lengthy criminal record dating back to the late 1990s. First-degree attempted murder, aggravated burglary, endangering another person’s safety, possessing a handgun during the commission of a felony, possession of marijuana with the intent to sell, and possession of drug paraphernalia are all examples of serious crimes he has committed. His criminal record goes back to the late 1990s.
Chris Angel, the president of Wright’s high school, said, “Christopher Wright ’03, who would have celebrated his 20th class reunion this weekend with his fellow classmates, passed away unexpectedly.” Angel also expressed the community’s sadness at Christopher Wright ’03’s untimely death.
According to the article, Wright’s third child was born just eight weeks before he passed tragically. The Wright family has started a GoFundMe page to collect money for “their three children and their scholastic objectives and future obligations.”
More than $400,000 has been raised thus far.