Demetrius Buchanan Taken Into Custody For Murder Of Langdon Strickland, Who Was Shot On South Kelly Street

Friday, September 22, 2017
Demetrius Buchanan has been taken into custody for the murder of 33-year-old Langdon Strickland, who was shot on South Kelly Street on Aug. 14. He died three days later from a single gunshot to the head.
 
Buchanan is charged with first-degree murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony and reckless endangerment.
 
Chattanooga Police had responded to a person shot at the 500 block of South Kelly Street.
Upon arrival, Chattanooga Police officers located Strickland, who was suffering from a gunshot wound. Hamilton County EMS transported him to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.
 
Witnesses said the shot came from a gray or silver Ford Escape with North Carolina tags. Police said that turned out to be an Avis rental that had been rented to Gary Stamper.
 
Police were told that Buchanan and Strickland had gotten into an altercation at the Sky Zoo Night Club on Saturday, Aug. 12.  

It was found that Gary Stamper is the fiance of Buchanan's mother and that he had rented the vehicle for Buchanan to drive.

A witness said he saw the altercation at the Sky Zoo and also witnessed Buchanan shooting Strickland.

Police said Buchanan is a validated Gangster Disciple and goes by the street name of "Man Man" or "Juice Man." 

Buchanan had been placed on the TBI's 10 Most Wanted List.

Buchanan turned himself in Friday to officers with the U.S. Marshals Service Smoky Mountains Fugitive Task Force in Chattanooga.

Buchanan is being held without bond in the Hamilton County Jail.

 
 



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