Memphis, Tennessee. — The police are here talking man who drove around city shooting at people, killing four, during hours- a long rampage that made me scared people shelter in place Wednesday was arrested.
Ezekiel Kelly, 19 who was charged as an adult with attempt first-degree murder in 2020, was taken into custody around 21:00. in Memphis area of Whitehaven police spokeswoman Karen Rudolph said. Memphis Police Director Serelyn “CJ” Davis said during news conference early Thursday that the allegations are pending.
Four people were killed and three others wounded in seven shootings in Memphis, Davis said. The rampage began at 00:56 on Wednesday and continued until approximately 20:30.
There were at least eight crime scenes: seven gunfights and a car theft of Dodge Challenger in Southaven, Mississippi, Davis said.
The suspect was apprehended after he crashed during a violent speed chase from Mississippi back to Memphis. It followed a car theft in Southaven, in the south of Memphis.
Memphis CBS affiliate WREG-TV reports suspect has entered into standoff in Memphis refusing to get out of in vehiclewhich was surrounded by the police. The SWAT team was called. in to help. Memphis police said a suspect has been taken into custody. with in help of Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputies.
arrest came about two hours after the police sent out notification that a man is driving light blue infiniti was responsible for multiple shootouts in in city. Police said he later killed the woman in Memphis and took her gray Toyota SUV, which he left behind when he stole a Dodge Challenger in Southaven. Police said he recorded his actions on Facebook.
In a Facebook Live video seen by a WREG employee, the suspect out of and car by entering the AutoZone and firing shots. The video was later removed from the platform.
When the shooter terrorized Memphis public bus service has been suspended, and a downtown stadium where league baseball game was under implementation on quarantine. Friends and relatives frantically called and wrote to each other to check on them safety. TV channels crash into regular coverage to keep viewers updated.
Police received ‘numerous clues’ from public during ordealDavis said.
university of Memphis sent out a message to students that a shooting had occurred near campus.
Rhodes College, which is about four miles from the university, advised students on as well as off asylum campus in place.
area the location where the suspect was arrested was about 11 miles from the university. of Memphis and about 12 from Rhodes College.
“If you don’t need to be outstay home until this is resolved,” Memphis Police tweeted. arrest.
The police did not discuss the motive and did not reveal the identity of those who were killed or wounded.
it was too early in investigation for discussion how the suspect received gun or used weapon in shooting, said Ali Roberts, acting assistant special agent in accusation of federal bureau of Alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives in Memphis.
Memphis has been rocked by several high-profile murders in recent weeks including shooting of pastor during daytime carjacking in her entrance, shooting of activist during a quarrel over money and.
“I understand how it feels like so much violence and evil in experience in such a short time,” Memphis City Council member Chase Carlyle said. on Twitter. “We are SO more than this.”
In February of 2020, the suspect, then aged 17, was charged as an adult. with attempt first- degree of murder aggravated assault, using firearms for commit dangerous crime and reckless threat with a deadly weapons, as court records showed. Circumstances of the case was not immediately known.
Records show he pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and was sentenced in April 2021 up to three years. The suspect was released from prison in This was stated by Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland, 11 months after the verdict.