Shaina Hughes, 18, has been brought back to Hamilton County to face felony murder charges after she allegedly lured the victim, Peyton Hogan, 21, to a home in the 400 block of Frazier Drive.
She and Quincy Goodine, 19, were arrested earlier at Resaca, Ga.
When officers arrived at the scene of the slaying, they found the victim lying in the street in front of the home suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He died of this injury after being transported to Erlanger Hospital.
During an investigation, the defendant said that she was in the basement when the victim was shot and she identified Goodine as the one responsible for the shooting.
CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (WDEF) – One of two suspects wanted in connection to last Friday’s homicide is now behind bars in Hamilton County.
Shaina Hughes, 18, of Resaca Georgia signed a waiver of extradition in Gordon County Georgia and was immediately transported back to Chattanooga where she faces one count of first degree murder and one count of aggravated robbery.
She was arrested in Gordon County Georgia for a probation violation out of Chattooga County Georgia.
According to Chattanooga police, Hughes and Quincy Goodine, 19, are suspects in the murder of Peyton Hogan 21, of Chattanooga.
Hogan died in an ambulance while being transported to the hospital.
It happened Friday morning inside a home in the 400 block of Frazier Drive.
According to the arrest affidavit, witnesses told police, Hughes and Goodine were responsible for killing Hogan.
Hughes told investigators she was in the basement when Hogan was shot. She also told police she heard the gunshot and looked up to see Goodine holding a gun.
According to Hughes, Hogan was not armed nor was he a threat when he was shot.
When investigators talked to other witnesses, they got a slightly conflicting statement.
A witness told police, Hughes was actually upstairs when the shooting occurred. The witness also stated that Hughes lured Hogan to the house to exchange sex for drugs and money. According to the arrest affidavit, Hogan used Facebook to communicate with Hogan.
A second witness told police, Hughes and Goodine attempted to rob Hogan in the basement. According to the second witness, Goodine hid behind the stairs of the basement then told Hogan to give him “everything he had.” The second witness later stated to police that Goodine was reportedly armed with a .25 automatic pistol and shot Hogan once. The second witness also told police that Goodine and Hughes lured Hogan over to the house to exchange sex for 1.3 grams of Methamphetamine.
During a search of the house, police recovered .25 shell casing as well as a .25 automatic pistol that was reportedly hidden in the basement. Police also recovered illegal narcotics.
At some point, after the shooting, Goodine and Hughes left Tennessee and were later picked up by authorities in Gordon County Georgia.
Goodine remains in the Gordon County jail for an obstruction. It’s unclear if he has signed a waiver of extradition.
A judge set Hughes’s bond at $1-million.
Her next court date is November 24.
The incessant ringing of the doorbell woke Matt Mcallister just before 4 a.m. Friday.
A neighbor pounded on the door. Call 911, she pleaded. Someone’s been shot.
And then she ran away.
Mcallister, a former firefighter, followed her up the street to a white house at 412 Frazier Drive where he found 21-year-old Peyton Hogan flat on his back, pressed close against the back tire of a pickup truck, feet pointed toward the driver’s side door, shot in the chest.
“The guy was alive when I got there,” Mcallister said. “He was quiet.”
Stay with me, Mcallister told Hogan. Police arrived a minute later, maybe less, pouring in from both sides of the street. Mcallister heard them ask Hogan if he knew who shot him.
But he couldn’t hear the man’s response.
Hogan died shortly after at a local hospital. His death is the 27th homicide in Chattanooga so far this year — tying the number of homicides in all of 2014. This year’s homicide count includes the six men who died during the unprecedented July 16 attack.
As of Nov. 4, there had been 112 shootings in Chattanooga this year, compared to 105 in 2014 and 109 by November 2013.
Mcallister said the woman who knocked on his door lives at the home where the shooting happened, but could not identify her by name. She ran for help, pounding on doors, because her cellphone was broken and she didn’t have a land-line phone, he said.
She told Mcallister she heard the gunshot outside and that two people fled the scene on foot. Police said Friday they believe Hogan knew someone who lived in the house, but they did not give details about the relationship.
Late Friday night, police said they had issued warrants for two suspects in the case — 19-year-old Quincy Goodine and 18-year-old Shaina Hughes. They are both wanted on charges of felony murder and especially aggravated murder and are currently being held in Georgia on unrelated charges.
Officers have been called to 412 Frazier Drive 12 times since December 2014, records show, for everything from burglar alarms to an assault to a call of a disorder with a weapon.
Neighbors said that while the police have visited that home before, the neighborhood doesn’t see much violence.
“I’ve lived here for 27 years,” said neighbor Sherilyn Johnson. “It’s a quiet neighborhood. It’s quiet. Something just happened up there.”
On Facebook, Hogan posted photos of himself driving the truck, a dark-colored Dodge pickup, with the American and Confederate flags flying in the bed.
About five hours after the shooting, police investigators were still combing through that truck outside the home where Hogan was shot. The Confederate flag was gone; only the American flag still flew.
A pair of empty brown boots sat beside the driver’s side door.