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    (CNN)The Memphis Police Department issued a warrant for the suspect in the fatal shooting of rapper Young Dolph, according to the US Marshals Service. The rapper, whose real name is Adolph Robert Thornton, Jr., was fatally shot November 17, 2021, at Makeda's Homemade Butter Cookies in Memphis. The 36-year-old rapper is survived by two children.Justin JohnsonThe suspect in his death has been identified as Justin Johnson, 23, who is wanted on first-degree murder. The US Marshals Service, Memphis Police Department, Crime Stoppers and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are offering a reward of up to $15,000 for information leading to Johnson's capture.Johnson is about 5-feet-8-inches tall and weighs 190 pounds, the Marshals Service said. "He has the name 'Jaiya' tattooed on his right arm," the Marshals Service said. "Johnson has ties to organized criminal gangs and should be considered armed and dangerous."Read MoreJohnson has been added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's "Most Wanted" list, according to the Marshals Service.Girlfriend of slain Memphis rapper Young Dolph speaks out about her griefMemphis police previously released surveillance photos from the day of...
    Police in Tennessee have issued an arrest warrant for a 23-year-old man wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of rapper Young Dolph, who was gunned down in a daylight ambush at a popular cookie shop in November, in his hometown of Memphis. Justin Johnson was wanted on a warrant for first-degree murder, criminal attempt first degree murder, and theft of property $10-60,000.  The marshals service and the Memphis Police Department have been searching for suspects in the killing.  A $15,000 reward has been offered for information leading to an arrest.  The U.S. Marshals Service released the mugshot for Justin Johnson on Wednesday. An arrest warrant has been issued for Johnson, 23, in connection with the the November 17 fatal shooting of rapper Young Dolph, who was gunned down in a daylight ambush at a popular cookie shop in his hometown of Memphis In the photographs, a pair of armed, hooded men can be seen aiming weapons at an unseen target. The pictured suspects are currently still at large but on Wednesday one of them was named as Justin Johnson, and...
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An arrest warrant has been issued for a Tennessee man in connection with the fatal shooting of rapper Young Dolph, who was gunned down in a daylight ambush at a popular cookie shop in November in his hometown of Memphis, authorities said Wednesday. A first-degree murder warrant was issued for Justin Johnson, 23, in the Nov. 17 shooting of Young Dolph, whose real name is Adolph Thornton Jr., the U.S. Marshals Service said in a news release. The marshals service and the Memphis Police Department have been searching for suspects in the killing. A $15,000 reward has been offered for information leading to an arrest. The shooting stunned the city of Memphis and shocked the entertainment world. Police said two men exited a white Mercedes-Benz and fired shots into a Memphis bakery where Young Dolph, 36, was buying cookies and killed him. Police released photos taken from surveillance video that captured the shooting. Known for his depictions of tough street life and his independent approach to the music business, Young Dolph was admired for charitable...
    Tennessee police arrested a man who allegedly killed his 63-year-old roommate, put his body in a suitcase and attempted to dispose of it in Memphis alley.  Memphis police were called to a suspicious item in an alley behind a Regions Bank parking lot in the city on Dec. 12. They found a suitcase there, and discovered the remains of a man later identified as 63-year-old Bruce Jefferies, Action News 5 reported. Jefferies died by blunt force trauma.  This file image was posted to the Memphis Police Facebook page on May 15, 2013.  (Memphis Police Department est.1827) A witness told police he saw a man dragging a suitcase to an alley at about 10 a.m. that day, according to an affidavit. Surveillance video also corroborated the witness’ statement. The witness added that he saw the suspect attempt to throw the suitcase in a dumpster, but it was apparently too heavy.  LAS VEGAS COPS DISCOVER SEVERED HEAD IN COOLER DURING ARREST OF SUSPECT ON TOTALLY DIFFERENT CHARGES The suspect took off from the scene when he noticed he was being watched,...
                 The Memphis Police Department (MPD) reported that the city had a violent Christmas Eve and a violent Christmas Day, including four homicides. MPD officials tweeted about one shooting homicide that occurred at 2:26 a.m. Saturday at the 1000 block of Haynes Street. Authorities transported the shooting victim to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, where staff pronounced him deceased. MPD officials said they had no information about a suspect. Less than one hour prior, MOD officers tweeted about two additional homicides. “At 1:52 am this morning, officers made the scene of a shooting at I-40W/Chelsea. Two males were pronounced deceased on the scene and one female was xported to Methodist critical. There is no suspect information. The investigation is ongoing,” according to the tweet. On Friday, Christmas Eve, MPD officers tweeted that they arrived at the 3300 block of Steve Road in response to a shooting. Authorities transported the male shooting victim to Memphis’ Regional One Health facility, where staff later pronounced him dead. Officers provided no information about a suspect. On Halloween, Memphis had a similar violent...
    An attorney involved in the West Memphis Three case, in which three teenagers were convicted of killing three boys in 1993, is claiming that evidence related to the case that was believed to be lost or destroyed has been located at the West Memphis Police Department, local CBS affiliate WREG reported. Attorney Patrick Benca, who represents defendant Damien Echols, wrote in a Wednesday statement that he located evidence from the case after being granted access to the police department through an Arkansas state court order, according to WREG. He said the evidence, which he claims city officials previously told him was lost, destroyed or missing, was found intact and organized. Benca said he hopes the evidence can be tested for DNA to help clear the name of his client, who along with Jason Baldwin and Jesse Misskelley was convicted of murder as a teenager in 1994. Prosecutors in the case argued that Benca, Baldwin and Misskelley had killed three boys the prior year as part of Satanic rituals. The three men spent nearly 17 years in prison before being released in 2012 after entering an Alford plea, pleading guilty while maintaining their innocence....
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man has been arrested in the fatal shooting of an off-duty police officer in 2015, authorities said. Lorenzo Clark, 42, was arrested at a home after he was indicted on a charge of second-degree murder in the death of Memphis police officer Terence Olridge, the U.S. Marshals Service and the Shelby County district attorney’s office said Wednesday. Police said Olridge, 31, was Clark’s neighbor in the Memphis suburb of Cordova. In October 2015, Olridge drove past Clark’s house on his way to start his police shift when the men began arguing, authorities said. Olridge made a U-turn and stopped in front of Clark’s house before both men fired guns at each other, authorities said. Olridge was hit three times, and then ran home and collapsed, authorities said. Investigators did not have enough evidence to file state murder charges against Clark after the shooting. Online court records did not show if Clark had a lawyer late Wednesday. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published,...
    A Memphis gas station drive-by shooting left two teenagers dead and one teenager and a toddler were injured on Friday night.  Memphis Police Department said that the four victims were at a gas station on Elvin Presley Blvd, in a red Infiniti when a blue, four-door Nissan Maxima pulled up and opened fire.  Following the shooting, the vehicle fled the scene. Police arrived on the scene at 9:35 pm where they discovered the four victims. The 16 and 15-year-old girls died from their injuries while the 16-year-old girl and 9-month-old victims' injuries are listed as non-critical.  Memphis police blocked the area as they searched to find evidence related to the shooting. While the suspect's Nissan has been recovered, no arrests have been made, according to Memphis Police. The intention of the incident remains unknown as the homicide investigation continues. Police ask that anyone with additional information call 901-528-CASH. 
    Two teenagers were killed and two other children, including a baby, were wounded in a shooting at a gas station in Memphis during a violence-filled day in the Tennessee city, police said on Saturday. The Memphis Police Department responded to the shooting at a Marathon gas station on 3885 Elvis Presley Boulevard around 9.35pm on Friday. The four victims were reportedly parked inside a red Infiniti vehicle at a gas pump when shots were fired in their direction by suspects inside a 'dark-colored' Nissan. Two victims, aged 15 and 16, succumbed to their injuries - one of them was pronounced dead at the scene - while another 16-year-old female and a nine-month-old baby boy are recovering in the hospital. They are in non-critical condition and are expected to recover, police said. A shooting at a Marathon gas station on 3885 Elvis Presley Bolevard left two teenagers, aged 15 and 16, dead and two other minors, including a nine-month-old baby wounded The four victims were reportedly parked inside a red Infiniti vehicle at a gas pump when shots were fired in...
    (CNN)Two teenagers were fatally shot and another teen and an infant were injured in a gas station shooting Friday night in Memphis, Tennessee.The victims were sitting in their car at a gas pump at about 9:35 p.m. when a blue Nissan Maxima pulled up and an unspecified number of suspects fired multiple shots, Memphis Police said on Twitter.Two girls, ages 15 and 16, died. A 16-year-old girl and a 9-month-old boy were injured and in non-critical condition, according to police.The gas station is on Elvis Presley Boulevard, just down the road from Graceland.The suspect vehicle believed to be involved in the shooting has been recovered, but no arrests have been made, Memphis police said.Read MoreThe motive is unknown and the investigation is ongoing, according to police.Police are asking anyone with tips related to the shooting to call 901-528-CASH.
    Police in Tennessee Monday announced that they've tied the car involved in the killing of rapper Young Dolph to a different deadly shooting that took place days earlier.  The previous attack left a woman dead and another person wounded days before the ambush on the 36-year-old hip-hop artist at a local bakery in Memphis. Two men exited a white Mercedes-Benz and fired shots into the business where Young Dolph was buying cookies Wednesday and killed him, Memphis police said. Police previously released photos taken from surveillance video that captured the shooting. One suspect is seen in gray sweatpants and a blue hoodie holding a firearm with two hands. Another suspect in gray sweatpants a black hoodie and a black baseball cap joins him firing a handgun into the establishment.  Both arrived and took off quickly from the scene in a white Mercedes that has reportedly been tied to another crime. Despite the video showing the duo and the car, no suspect information has been released and no arrests have been made. ASTROWORLD TRAGEDY: VICTIMS IDENTIFIED IN DEADLY HOUSTON MUSIC FESTIVAL...
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee have tied a car used in the killing of rapper Young Dolph to a shooting that left a woman dead and wounded another person days before the ambush on the hip-hop artist, authorities said Monday. Two men exited a white Mercedes-Benz and fired shots into a Memphis bakery where Young Dolph was buying cookies Wednesday and killed him, Memphis police said. Police have released photos taken from surveillance video that captured the shooting, but no suspect information has been released and no arrests have been made. The same car was used in a Nov. 12 shooting in the city of Covington, located about 40 miles (64 kilometers) north of Memphis, Capt. Jack Howell of the Covington Police Department told The Associated Press. Howell said the Mercedes followed another vehicle out of a nighttime high school football game. At an intersection, two people got out of the Mercedes and fired about 40 rounds from high-powered rifles into the other car, Howell said. Two women were shot. One woman died of her wounds, and the...
    Police in Memphis have released photos of the suspects believed to have been involved in the fatal shooting of rapper Young Dolph.  The Memphis Police Department previously told Fox News Digital that officers responded to the scene of a shooting at Makeda’s Butter Cookies on Nov. 17 around 12:24 p.m. local time where they discovered a male victim who was pronounced dead at the scene. On Thursday, authorities released photos to the public showing two men in gray sweatpants firing guns in the parking lot of the establishment.  One suspect is seen in gray sweatpants and a blue hoodie holding a firearm with two hands. Another suspect in gray sweatpants a black hoodie and a black baseball cap joins him firing a handgun into the establishment. Both arrived and took off quickly from the scene in a white Mercedes.  ASTROWORLD TRAGEDY: VICTIMS IDENTIFIED IN DEADLY HOUSTON MUSIC FESTIVAL So far no arrests have been made and police are asking anyone who may be able to identify the suspects to come forward.  Rapper Young Dolph died after a shooting incident...
    A RAPPER has reportedly been shot as gunfire erupted at a cookie store in Memphis on Wednesday afternoon. Early reports indicate that Young Dolph was involved in a shooting at Makeda's Cookies. 1Two multi-ethnic police officers standing in front of patrol cars, behind police tape, wearing bulletproof vests and duty belts. The policewoman is a mature African-American woman in her 40s. Her partner is a mid adult man in his 30s. It is nighttime and the emergency lights on top of the vehicles are flashing. The focus is on the cordon tape in the foreground.Credit: Getty Images - Getty A local reporter at the scene showed cops in bullet-proof vests outside of the store taping off the area. Eagle-eyed fans believe that they spotted the rapper's vehicle, a camouflage print two-door, in the parking lot. The rapper's condition is currently unknown and police have not confirmed that he was a victim. Most read in NewsTRAGIC LOSS Chris Daughtry's stepdaughter's boyfriend is arrested after her shock deathMYSTERY DEEPENS Brian Laundrie's cause of death to be revealed as notebook found near bodyWAIT...
              more   Federal officials have sentenced a former employee of the Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center in Memphis to 10 months in federal prison for assaulting two VA Police officers. Officials with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Tennessee identified the woman as Tiffany Lewis, 39. They said in a press release on Friday that Lewis caused a disturbance on VA property in November of last year and struck another individual. “VA police attempted to detain Lewis, but she resisted arrest and struck the arresting officer. After being escorted to a police holding room on VA property, Lewis assaulted another officer by punching the officer in the face,” according to the press release. “On August 2, 2021, Lewis pled guilty to two counts of assaulting federal officers.” According to its website, the VA’s Veterans Health Administration is the largest integrated healthcare network in the United States, with 1,255 health care facilities serving 9 million enrolled veterans each year. Federal officials announced in June that a Georgia man traveled to Tennessee and posed as a veteran to receive more than $20,000...
    (CNN)A US Postal Service worker in Longmont, Colorado, was shot and killed Wednesday, according to a statement from police.The postal worker is the third to be killed in the US the past two days, after two USPS employees were shot dead Tuesday in a Memphis postal facility. The FBI said the shooter in Memphis also was a postal employee.In Longmont, police said officers responding to a call found a postal employee shot in front of neighborhood mailboxes. The worker died at the scene.Two postal workers were killed during a shooting at facility in Memphis. The shooter is also deadWitnesses told police the suspect was wearing dark clothing, a hoodie and blue mask when he ran, according to Longmont Police Deputy Chief Jeff Satur.The US Postal Inspection Service has joined the investigation. The Postal Service said there is no additional information it can release.Read MoreIn Memphis, many employees returned to work Wednesday, a day after a deadly shooting at the East Lamar Carrier facility, according to CNN affiliate WMC.The suspect, another postal employee, died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, according...
    Two US Postal Service workers were shot dead Tuesday by a co-worker at a sorting facility in Memphis, before the gunman killed themselves with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. US Postal Inspector Susan Link said the postal workers were found dead after the shooting at the East Lamar Carrier Annex, a facility only used by postal service employees, in the Orange Mound neighborhood of Memphis.  FBI spokesperson Lisa-Ann Culp said that the shooting was carried out by a third postal service worker, who then shot themselves dead.  The identity of the shooter has yet to be released by authorities.   The victims were named by Fox-affiliate WHBQ as 37-year-old Demetria Dortch, a mother of two, and USPS manager James Wilson.   One of the victims was named as 37-year-old Demetria Dortch, a mother of two The street leading to the East Lamar Carrier Annex complex in the Orange Mound neighborhood of Tennessee was blocked off by police following the shooting as the FBI, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and other federal authorities carried out an investigation Wilson's cousin, Roxanne Rogers, told the Commercial Appeal: 'He...
    Three people are dead, including the suspected gunman, after a shooting at a U.S. Postal Service sorting facility in Memphis, Tennessee, on Tuesday, according to authorities. The Memphis police and FBI agents responded to the shooting around noon local time. Just before 2 p.m., police announced the scene was secure and that there were “no active threats.” Memphis Police Officers are on the scene of a shooting at 2801 Park Ave in support of the FBI and USPS.The Memphis Police Dept. is assisting with securing the perimeter and the scene.There are no active threats. The scene is secured.— Memphis Police Dept (@MEM_PoliceDept) October 12, 2021 TENNESSEE KROGER SHOOTING SUSPECT WAS THIRD PARTY VENDOR FOR THE STORE: POLICE Though law enforcement has not named any of the victims, an FBI spokeswoman said the suspect died of a self-inflicted gunshot. Family members at the scene identified one of the two victims as manager James Wilson, according to WREG-TV . USPS will investigate the incident as a matter of workplace violence, as the suspected shooter was also...
    Two people were killed in a shooting at a Memphis Postal Service facility on Tuesday, and a third person identified as the shooter died from a self-inflicted gun wound. All three who died were U.S. Postal Service workers, and the shooter died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, FBI spokeswoman Lisa-Anne Culp said, The Associated Press reported. "We are working jointly with the Memphis Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. At this time there is no additional information the Inspection Service can release," the US Postal Inspection Service said, CNN reported. The names of the victims or shooter weren’t released and police say there is no ongoing threat at the facility. It is also unclear what type of gun was used.  There was a white four-door car towed from the facility during the investigation but it is unknown who the vehicle belongs to, according to the AP. “The Postal Service is saddened at the events that took place today in Memphis,” USPS said in a statement. “Our thoughts are with the family...
    (CNN)Two US Postal Service employees are dead after a shooting Tuesday at a facility in Memphis, Tennessee, according to the federal officials.The suspect, who was also a postal employee, died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to Lisa-Anne Culp, a spokesperson for the FBI's office in Memphis.There is no ongoing threat and the East Lamar Carrier Annex is secured, according to the Memphis Police Department and the US Postal Inspection Service, "We are working jointly with the Memphis Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. At this time there is no additional information the Inspection Service can release," the US Postal Inspection Service said. USPS officials said they will be providing resources to employees at the facility in the coming days.Read More"Our thoughts are with the family members, friends and coworkers of the individuals involved," they said in a statement.
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Police say 2 people and suspect are dead in a Post Office shooting in Memphis, Tennessee. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    The FBI was investigating a shooting at a Tennessee post office Tuesday where three employees were killed, authorities said. The shooting occurred at the Orange Mound post office, and the Memphis Police Department was assisting with securing the perimeter, the police force tweeted. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the law enforcement arm of the Postal Service, told Fox News the shooting occurred at the facility called the East Lamar Carrier Annex. "We are working jointly with the Memphis Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms," the agency said.  Fox affiliate WHBQ-TV reported the suspected shooter worked at the post office, citing sources. The police department said there were no active threats and the area was secured.  Fox News has reached out to the FBI and local police. In a statement, the Postal Service said it was "saddened at the events that took place today in Memphis." "Our thoughts are with the family members, friends and coworkers of the individuals involved," the agency said. "The Postal Service will be providing resources to all employees...
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Police said they are investigating a shooting Tuesday at a post office in Tennessee. The shooting occurred at the post office branch in the historic Orange Mound neighborhood, southeast of downtown Memphis, according to authorities. The street leading to the post office was blocked by police Tuesday afternoon. Federal authorities and Memphis police were on the scene. No details were immediately released by authorities. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
                        Two Geico Insurance billboards in Memphis at Interstate 40 eastbound near Watkins and I-40 west just north of Levee Road were defaced with “defund the police” messages Monday night. The Geico billboards were altered from “Geico, see all the ways you could save” to read “Defund the Police, see all the lives you could save.” The group responsible for the defacement of the billboards is called INDECLINE. In an email sent to WREG, the group says it took to the highways of Memphis to alter the message of two Geico insurance billboards with a call to defund police. INDECLINE says it believes the reduction of the role that police play in our daily lives would benefit their safety. According to its website, INDECLINE defines itself as “an Activist Art Collective founded in 2001 comprised of graffiti writers, filmmakers, photographers and full-time rebels and activists. INDECLINE focuses on social, ecological and economical injustices carried out by American and International governments, corporations and law enforcement agencies.” Memphis Police Association (MPA)...
    A 13-year-old student was shot at Cummings Elementary School in Memphis, Tenn., on Thursday.  Memphis Police Department said the 13-year-old male was in critical condition and was taken to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, WREG Memphis reported.  No other injuries were reported from the incident and the suspected shooter, a young male student at the school, is in police custody.  The police say the shooter turned himself in after fleeing the scene in a vehicle, according to the local outlet.  Shelby County Schools put the building on lockdown and transported students to Metropolitan Baptist Church to be picked up by their parents.  Police have searched a home in North Memphis in connection with the investigation.  Tags Tenneessee High School shooting
    (CNN)Authorities in Tennessee said Thursday that one juvenile has been shot at Cummings Elementary School in Memphis. According to the Memphis Police Department, officers responded to a shooting around 10:15 a.m. ET and located the male juvenile victim. "Officers are clearing the building. Students and faculty members are being relocated to a staging area," MPD said.Read More The student has been taken to a local hospital in critical condition. No other injuries have been reported and no arrests have been made, police said. The Shelby County School District confirmed they were aware of the shooting and said the school remains on lockdown. The investigation is ongoing as officers attempt to find "the male juvenile suspect," police said.
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A boy was shot and wounded Thursday at a school in Memphis, Tennessee, authorities said. The shooting was reported at Cummings School, Memphis police said in a statement. The school includes grades kindergarten through eighth, according to its website. The boy was taken to a hospital in critical condition and authorities said they are looking for a second boy who they believe to be the shooter. They did not release the ages of either one. Shelby County Schools said in a statement that the school was placed on lockdown and that parents have been notified. Students and faculty were being moved from the school to a staging area, police said. Photos and video from the scene showed dozens of police cars outside the school. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    AN elementary school in Tennessee is on lockdown following a shooting that injured one student. The Memphis Police Department responded to shots fired at Cummings Elementary School in Memphis, Tennessee, Thursday morning. 1The Memphis Police Department responded to a shooting at Cummings Elementary School in Tennessee Memphis fire officials reportedly transported one boy to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital for treatment. The Shelby County School district released the following statement regarding the shooting: "We are aware of the incident at Cummings K-8 and will share preliminary information as soon as possible. "The school is currently on lockdown as a safety precaution. Parents have been notified of the situation. "We are working with SCS Security and the Memphis Police Department to gather more information for further updates.” More to follow... For the latest news on this story keep checking back at Sun Online. The Sun is your go to destination for the best celebrity news, football news, real-life stories, jaw-dropping pictures and must-see video. Download our fantastic, new and improved free App for the best ever Sun Online experience. For iPhone click...
    Of the six people who were critically wounded in a shooting at a Tennessee supermarket on Thursday, five are now in good condition and another remains in serious condition but is improving.  Angie Golding, a spokeswoman for Regional One Health in Memphis, told news outlets on Sunday that the six individuals who were wounded are no longer in critical condition, The Associated Press reported. A gunman opened fire at a Kroger in Collierville, Tenn. on Thursday, killing one person and himself and injuring 14 others. Collierville is located roughly 30 miles east of Memphis. Ten of the victims in the shooting were Kroger employees and five were customers who were in the store at the time. Police identified the suspected shooter as UK Thang, a third-party vendor at the grocery store who worked for a sushi restaurant. A search warrant was executed on his home and his electronic devices were taken. Police on Friday did not say what they believed to be the motive behind the incident or the type of gun that was used. The Collierville Kroger remains closed, according...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A Chicago family is mourning after 48-year-old Alvin Motley, Jr. was shot and killed while visiting family in Memphis, Tenn., after an argument over loud music."My God says to forgive so I forgive this man, but I want him punished to the fullest," his father said.According to an affidavit obtained by ABC News, police responded to the shooting just before 7 p.m. at a Kroger Fuel Center. Motley's girlfriend told police that right before the shooting, security guard Gregory Livingston got into an argument with Motley over the volume of music coming from their car.Crump said Motley was never a threat. He's described by his family as disabled, diagnosed with a disorder affecting connective tissue as a child that resulted in him being legally blind. His girlfriend told police the night he was killed that he approached the security guard to talk, and that's when she said she heard a gunshot and saw him fall to the ground.According to the affidavit, security video that has not bene released shows Motley holding a beer can and a lit...
    Memphis police arrested a nursing assistant Tuesday after she allegedly beat a 90-year-old patient with Alzheimer's in 2017, according to local reports. Veronica Stewart, 40, was initially charged in 2017 with three counts of aggravated assault, according to Shelby County, Tennessee, inmate records. ICEBERG WALL COLLAPSES AT TITANIC MUSEUM IN TENNESSEE, AT LEAST 3 GUESTS HOSPITALIZED The daughter of the 90-year-old woman, who was reportedly staying at Graceland Nursing Home at the time, told police she found her mother with concerning injuries in her bed, including swollen lips, knots on her forehead and a scratch near her eye, FOX 13 Memphis reported, citing an affidavit.  Veronica Stewart, 40 (Shelby County Jail) Stewart, who was apparently working at Graceland Nursing Home, told police she became angry at the victim while she was giving her a shower and hit her in the head with a shower curtain rod, according to the affidavit reviewed by FOX 13. MISSING TENNESSEE GIRL SUMMER WELLS: NO PSYCHICS NEEDED IN SEARCH, SHERIFF SAYS The affidavit also says, however, that Graceland staff told detectives no...
    A Tennessee man is facing several charges, including attempted murder, after allegedly swerving through traffic in downtown Memphis on the Fourth of July and intentionally hopping a sidewalk curb to run down a police officer, according to court documents.  Following an arraignment hearing Wednesday, Orlando Davie, 24, of Hernando, Mississippi, is being held on a $2.5 million bond in connection to the incident in downtown Memphis Monday night, Fox 13 Memphis reported.  Court documents show that officers with the Memphis Police Department attempted to conduct a traffic stop around 7:15 p.m. at the intersection of Front Street and GE Patterson after Davis was spotted "speeding, swerving and endangering the lives of pedestrians." FLORIDA MAN ALLEGEDLY AMBUSHED OFFICER OUTSIDE POLICE HQ, WRESTLED FOR HIS GUN  But Davie refused to stop, an affidavit says, and he instead drove into oncoming traffic, striking a Dodge Ram pickup. Davie fled the scene of the crash at a high rate of speed, but officers called off their pursuit due to safety concerns. An affidavit says Davie then made eye contact with an officer – and...
    A Memphis police officer is in critical condition after being struck by a car while trying to serve an individual with a subpoena on Wednesday afternoon, police say.  Officers arrived at the scene around 1:25 p.m. and saw the individual in a nearby front yard. That individual got into the driver’s seat of a 2010 Ford Fusion and put the car in reverse as an officer attempted to hand them a subpoena through the opened passenger door.  "The driver continued to back up dragging the officer and also [struck] a MPD car," Memphis police said.  NYPD HUNTING FOR TIMES SQUARE SHOOTER AS OFFICIALS ANNOUNCE NEW PLAN TO FLOOD AREA WITH MORE COPS The driver of the Ford Fusion was taken into custody while a person in the passenger seat fled the scene.  The suspect's sister told WREG that a plainclothes officer did not identify himself before trying to jump in the car's passenger seat but Memphis police told the news outlet that the officers were wearing regular uniforms for a special unit with their gun and badge visible.  CLICK HERE...
    Taylor has been charged with multiple counts, including aggravated rape and kidnapping. Memphis Police Antonio Taylor overpowered his parole officer during a check-up visit, Memphis Police said. He held her at gunpoint and repeatedly beat and sexually assaulted her, Fox 13 reported. Taylor was arrested and charged with aggregated rape, kidnapping, and assault. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A Memphis man kidnapped and raped his parole officer during a check-up visit on Thursday, according to an affidavit from Memphis Police. Antonio Taylor overpowered the federal employee, pinned her down, and stole her gun, Fox 13 reported. He then held her at gunpoint and repeatedly beat and sexually assaulted her, the media outlet said. The woman was eventually able to escape and notified the police. She was taken to hospital for treatment after suffering cuts and bruises to her head, neck, and legs, Fox 13 said. Read more: Secret Service protection would follow Donald Trump if he goes to prison, former agents say Once the police officers arrived, there was reportedly a standoff between Taylor and law...
    A suspect is at large after after shooting a Southaven, Mississippi, police officer near the intersection of Riverport Road and West Mallory Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee, according to Fox 13 reporter Siobhan Riley.  Riley reported that about 40 squad cars responded to the situation. The officer has been transported to Regional One Health Medical Center. Both the Memphis Police Department and the Southaven police chief have arrived at the hospital with at least 10 police vehicles in the area. The shooter has reportedly barricaded himself inside a home in the Palestine area of St Francis County, Arkansas. WREG-TV's Luke Jones reported that the man shot at St. Francis County deputies earlier Tuesday and led a police pursuit in Alabama on Monday which had to be called off.  Representatives for the DeSoto County Sheriff's office and Memphis Police Department did not immediately return FOX News' requests for comment. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.  
    A cop accused of abducting and murdering his ex's new boyfriend in his police cruiser while on duty has been indicted for first-degree murder. A grand jury issued the indictments to Patric Ferguson, 29, for his alleged role in the January killing of Robert Howard, 30, of Memphis, on Thursday.  Indicted alongside him was Joshua Rogers, 28, on counts of accessory after the fact, abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence for his alleged role as Ferguson's accomplice. The indictments were announced in a press release from the office of Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich.    Ferguson also faces counts of evidence tampering, abuse of a corpse, official misconduct and official oppression in connection to the killing. Memphis Police Department officer Patric Ferguson (left) was indicted for first-degree murder and kidnapping of Memphis man Robert Howard in January while he was on duty. Joshua Rogers (right) was also indicted as an accomplice for allegedly helping Ferguson hide Howard's body RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Appeals court hears case of three ex-cops facing...
    SENATOBIA, Miss. (AP) — A Tennessee rapper was among a caravan of at least two dozen people who were arrested in connection to a highway shooting in Mississippi, authorities said. Big Boogie, whose real name is John Lotts, was taken into custody Thursday along with 20 others who were with the Memphis-based rapper on their way to a performance in Biloxi, news outlets reported. Senatobia police said they were alerted to a shooting on Interstate 55 near Coldwater around 12:45 p.m. One person was wounded and authorities learned that multiple vehicles were involved in the shooting, police said. Police coordinated a “take down” and met the caravan as it exited on Highway 6 in Batesville, where witnesses said police swarmed the area. “It was something out of a movie,” Edith Aaron told WMC-TV. “Lights were everywhere. It was like the 4th of July. It may have been 50 cars already there.” During the investigation, police found a gun and drugs inside the victim’s vehicle, which led to three additional arrests. One of the passengers was a convicted felon, police said....
    Memphis-based rapper Big Boogie was among two dozen people arrested in connection to an interstate drive-by shooting in Mississippi on Thursday, a new report said. One person was wounded in the shooting that took place on Interstate 55 near Coldwater at about 1 p.m., Fox 13 reported, citing authorities. Authorities arrested 24 people, including rapper Big Boogie and impounded four cars. Twitter Witnesses told police shots were fired from several vehicles on the roadway before police caught them on Hwy 6, the report said. The vehicles that fled the scene were part of a crew following Big Boogie to Biloxi for a Thursday night performance, according to the Panola County Sheriff’s Office. Police arrested 24 people, including the rapper, and impounded four cars. The shooting victim was inside a car that drove to nearby Huddle House, waiting there until police arrived. Memphis-based rapper Big Boogie was one of 24 people arrested in connection to an interstate drive-by shooting in Mississippi. Twitter Police found a gun, drugs and cash inside the vehicle, the report said. No charges were immediately announced. The...
    A Tennessee woman opened fire inside a Burger King drive-thru window after apparently becoming enraged about the wait time, police said. Surveillance photos show the unhinged customer leaning through the Memphis fast-food joint’s open window while brandishing a black handgun. In one image, released by cops Friday, the woman holds up the firearm with both hands and aims it inside the drive-thru window. Cops said the woman pulled up to the restaurant Tuesday and got into an argument with workers because she felt that her order was taking too long to complete. She then grabbed the gun from her car and fired several shots at the staffers, police said. The employees fled through a back door and were unharmed. Cops were searching for the deranged patron. A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered by Crime Stoppers of Memphis and Shelby County Inc., for information that leads to an arrest.
    More On: tennessee Rider flung from Tennessee roller coaster, lands on tracks Record rain, deadly flash floods in Nashville kill at least four Tennessee governor signs bill to ban transgender athletes from girls’ sports Hot-tub bear is ‘having a blast’ A Tennessee woman opened fire inside a Burger King drive-thru window after apparently becoming enraged about the wait time, police said. Surveillance photos show the unhinged customer leaning through the Memphis fast-food joint’s open window while brandishing a black handgun. In one image, released by cops Friday, the woman holds up the firearm with both hands and aims it inside the drive-thru window. Cops said the woman pulled up to the restaurant Tuesday and got into an argument with workers because she felt that her order was taking too long to complete. She then grabbed the gun from her car and fired several shots at the staffers, police said. The employees fled through a back door and were unharmed. Cops were searching for the deranged patron. A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered by Crime Stoppers of Memphis...
    A drive-thru order took a bad turn on Tuesday when a woman allegedly opened fire into the window of a Burger King in Memphis, Tennessee, according to police. “The Memphis Police Department said it all started when a woman got angry about how long she was waiting for her food at a Burger King on Winchester Road,” Fox 13 reported. The woman was reportedly in the drive-thru line when she exited her car, approached the window, then began arguing with an employee. Memphis police detailed the events in a Facebook post on Friday, along with photos of the suspect who appeared to be wearing a blue jacket with a red hood: Video surveillance shows the suspect retrieve a black handgun from the vehicle, extend her upper body through the drive-thru window, and fire several shots at the Burger King workers. The workers fled from the gunfire through the rear door of the business and were unharmed. The suspect was accompanied by a male who was the driver of the gray sedan. According to police, no arrests have yet been made...
                        A man wanted in the mass shooting of five people, three of them fatally, in Memphis on March 26 took his own life after being located by police in Nashville Thursday. “Authorities on scene say the U.S. Marshals tracked a wanted fugitive out of Memphis to the [La Quinta] motel,” according to WKRN. The fugitive was 48-year-old Michael Lynn Tucker, who was on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s (TBI) “Most Wanted List.” He was reportedly convicted of first-degree murder in 2000, and released after serving several years in prison. “As authorities ordered Tucker to come out of the room, he fired three shots at U.S. Marshals. No officers were hit, nor did any return fire. A Metro police SWAT team deployed a flash bang outside of the room Tucker was believed to be in, but no contact was made,” the report said. Later, police entered the room of the motel to find Tucker with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD) gave an update from...
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A suspect in the shooting of five people in Tennessee fired shots at U.S. marshals who went to a hotel to arrest him Thursday, but no injuries were reported, authorities said. Police were on the scene of a La Quinta hotel in Nashville and SWAT negotiators were trying to make contact with Michael Tucker, who was holed up inside, Metro Nashville police spokeswoman Kris Mumford said. Marshals went to arrest Tucker on Thursday morning on charges that he shot five people Friday in Memphis, Mumford said. Three people were killed and two others were wounded, Memphis police said. Tucker was placed on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s most-wanted list after the Memphis shooting. As marshals went to arrest Tucker at the Nashville hotel, he fired three shots at them, Mumford said. No one was hit, and marshals did not return fire, she said. Police have blocked off an area around the hotel. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Tennessee police say five women assaulted a 14-year-old worker and stole her cellphone and headphones Sunday. The victim, an employee at the Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park in Memphis, had asked the group to leave, according to local media. (Memphis Police Department) Urban Air is a national chain where children can play on trampolines, rock walls and gymnastics equipment, among other items. It also hosts birthday parties. ALABAMA POLICE OFFICER STRUCK BY LIGHTNING There had been a fight inside the park before the assault, Memphis-based WREG reported. The victim’s mother told the station that her daughter and other employees had been tasked with asking guests to leave the venue if they were not there for a party. She was walking the women out of the building when they allegedly attacked her in the parking lot. Police released surveillance images of the attack and are asking the public for help tracking down the suspects. The photos show a group of women apparently throwing punches as a group of onlookers stands behind them. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS...
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A suspected drunken driver has been arrested in the death of an off-duty police officer who was killed in a car crash in Memphis, Tennessee, authorities said. Robert Earl Jackson, 54, was arrested Friday on an aggravated vehicular homicide warrant, the Memphis Police Department said on Twitter. Online court records did not show whether Jackson had a lawyer to speak on his behalf about the charge Friday. Officer Nicholas Blow, 31, was driving away from a police station parking lot on Monday night when his car was hit by a vehicle driven by Jackson, police said. Blow died at a hospital. Jackson was taken to a hospital, where he was treated for injuries suffered in the collision, police said. Jackson was released from the hospital, but an arrest warrant was later issued after tests revealed his blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit for driving, police said. Blow was hired by the Memphis Police Department in 2018. He served in the U.S. Army and was the father of a 2-month-old girl. Police are...
              Memphis Police reported that six people died this past weekend in various shooting incidents. A Memphis Police spokesman, who did not identify himself, told The Tennessee Star Tuesday that seven people died. That same spokesman did not provide additional details, but he did refer us to the Memphis Police Department’s Twitter page, which reported six shooting deaths. Memphis Police tweeted about the following incidents during the weekend: • On Saturday, Memphis Police responded to a shooting at the 2800 block of Vayu Court. Police reported finding a male shooting victim who later died from his injuries. Police said “the shooting stemmed from an altercation with an unknown male at a house party.” • On Sunday, Memphis Police located one male shooting victim, deceased, at the 3400 block of Barclay Street. Police said they had no information about any possible suspect. • On Sunday, officers responded to a shooting at the 3900 block of Berkshire Avenue. Officers reported locating a male inside the residence who was unresponsive. He was pronounced dead at the scene....
              Members of the Tennessee Senate State and Local Government Committee on Tuesday voted to advance Senate Bill 29 to allow first responders to live where they choose, allowing the bill to be placed on the calendar Thursday for the Senate. Sponsored by State Senator Brian Kelsey (R-Germantown), the legislation would ban residency requirements statewide for police officers and firefighters, the Tennessee Senate Republican Caucus said in a statement. Kelsey said the bill is a matter of public safety and will allow police and fire departments to recruit top-tier first responder candidates, regardless of where they live. The lawmaker said, in particular, it will help Tennessee address a deficit of police officers occurring throughout the country. “This bill will support our police, fire officers, and emergency medical service workers who keep us safe by allowing them to live where they choose,” said Kelsey. “This bill will increase public safety by enabling us to hire more police officers, which will help us fight our rising crime rates.” When Kelsey filed the bill on Jan. 6,...
              A member of the Memphis Police Department (MPD) has been arrested and charged with the kidnapping and murder of another man while on duty. According to a press release posted to MPD’s Twitter account, Officer Patric Ferguson has been charged with First Degree Murder, First Degree Murder in Perpetration of Aggravated Kidnapping, Especially Aggravated Kidnapping, Abuse of a Corpse, and Fabricating and Tampering With Evidence in the alleged murder of 30-year-old Robert Howard. Howard was reported missing on January 6 by his girlfriend, who had last seen him the night before. “Through an investigation, officers determined that the victim was taken from the residence in the 3500 block of Mark Twain Street and was shot by 29-year-old Patric Ferguson, who is known to the victim,” the release said. “Patric Ferguson is a Memphis Police Officer and was on duty when this incident occurred” The press release alleges that Ferguson, using a personal handgun, kidnapped Howard outside the residence on Mark Twain Street and forced him into the back of his squad car. He...
    Loading the player... An officer in the Memphis Police Department has been charged with murder. Patric Ferguson is charged with first-degree murder and kidnapping and has been fired. Last week, Ferguson and an accomplice allegedly participated in the death of 30-year-old Robert Howard in Memphis, Tennessee. The victim’s family says he was dating a woman the officer had previously been involved with, per WREG News. Patric Ferguson (Memphis Police Department) On Jan. 6, police received a call that Howard was missing. After further investigation, they discovered Ferguson had gone to Howard’s home and forced him into his squad car. He then drove the victim to an area near Frayser Boulevard and Denver Street and shot him, according to a press release the Memphis Police Department posted to its Facebook page. “This hit me hard because I never could see me burying my brother,” said Kortez Howard, the victim’s younger brother. “This is a prime example of good people being taken away from their families for no reason. My brother has never did nothing wrong to nobody,” Read More: Ex-police...
    A Memphis police officer was arrested and charged on Sunday for allegedly kidnapping and murdering a man while on-duty, according to police. Former officer Patric Ferguson, 29, who had been with the Memphis Police Department since 2018, allegedly arrived at 30-year-old Robert Howard’s residence and forced him into the back of his squad car at gunpoint before taking him over to Frayser Boulevard and Denver Street, according to a statement from police. Police said Ferguson was “acting on his own accord” and was armed with a “personal handgun” when he shot and killed Howard. Howard was reported missing on Jan. 6 by his girlfriend, who told authorities that Howard was last seen around 5 p.m. on Jan. 5. (RELATED: DC May Release Violent Felons Despite Rise In Murder, Arson, Auto Theft) Howard’s girlfriend used a tracking app to locate Howard’s phone near Lamar Avenue and Shelby Drive, but Howard was nowhere to be found, which police said prompted her to alert authorities. An investigation determined Howard was taken from his home and shot by Ferguson, police say. Investigators say...