Police in Memphis, Tennessee, said the man who drove around city shooting at people during hours- a long rampage that made me scared people shelter in place Wednesday was arrested.
Memphis police spokeswoman Karen Rudolph said 19-year-old Ezekiel Kelly was taken into custody after 9 p.m. in Whitehaven area.
It was 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 switched vehicles on a gray Toyota SUV.
It was not immediately known if anyone was killed. Police said he recorded his actions on Facebook.
university of Memphis sent out a message to students that a shooting had occurred near campus. Rhodes College, which in about 4 miles from the university, told students on as well as off asylum campus in place.
area the location where Kelly was arrested was about 11 miles from the university. of Memphis and about 12 miles from Rhodes College. Police in Southaven, Mississippi, located in the south of Memphis just out of state, Kelly said, stole car at the gas station before he was arrested back in Memphis.
“If you don’t need to be out, stay home until this is resolved,” Memphis police said. on Twitter, before arrest.
Rudolf told WMC-TV that the police are not know of motive for shooting.
Anyone with information asked call 911.
Recently, 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 murder of woman who was abducted when she was on predawn run.
court records show in February of In 2020, Kelly, then 17 years old, 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 weapon. Circumstances of the case was not immediately known.
Records show he pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and was sentenced to three years in prison. Not immediately known how a lot of of the sentence he served.