CHATTANOOGA, TN. (THECOUNT) — Xavier Oliver of Chattanooga, TN, has been identified as the victim fatally shot on a Chattanooga street on Christmas Eve, according to Thursday reports.

“Zay” Oliver, 31, was killed in a Tuesday night shooting on Vinewood Drive in Chattanooga.


Chattanooga Police responded to a report of shots fired in the 3400 block of Vinewood Drive around 11 p.m. When they arrived, Oliver was found suffering from at least one gunshot wound.

Oliver was pronounced dead at the scene of gunshot injuries.

At this time, there is no known motive. Officials offered no suspect information.

The investigation is ongoing and more information will be released when available.

Chattanooga Police ask anyone with information regarding this incident to call the homicide tip line at 423-643-5100 or submit a tip via the CPD Mobile App. You can remain anonymous.


Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember the beloved man:

The deadly incident remains under investigation.

Geo quick facts: Chattanooga, a city in southeastern Tennessee, is set along the Tennessee River in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Its trolleylike Incline Railway scales steep Lookout Mountain before reaching Ruby Falls waterfall and Rock City, featuring sweeping views, sandstone formations and gardens. Point Park, also atop Lookout, marks the site of a Civil War battle now honored at the Battles for Chattanooga Museum – wikipedia.