Noel Lopez was fatally shot Sunday morning while driving through I-75 after a night at a bar with his wife and a friend.
Lopez who was 35-year-old at the time of his death was from Dalton. He was found dead inside his car. Investigators confirmed Lopez’s wife and a female friend were passengers in the car.
They went on a night out at Chattanooga bar Saturday night for some drinks, the two women told police.
“Statements obtained from the occupants indicate there was a mutually physical domestic argument going on between Noel Lopez and his wife in the front seat while they were traveling down the interstate,” the sheriff’s office posted on its Facebook page. “A gun became involved and it discharged, striking Mr. Lopez in the head.”