According to the Memphis Police Department (MPD), the suspect who spread terror and terror in the area is currently in custody. Memphis Police Chief CJ Davis and other officers provided details on Wednesday night’s events Thursday morning.
Chief Davis told reporters that the suspect, 19-year-old Ezekiel Kelly, made at least eight crime scenes during the violence. Charges against Kelly are pending and are unknown at this time.
As of 7 p.m., at least two shootings have been reported in Memphis. Parkway and a seriously injured woman on Norris Road near I-240.
The victim was shot at a gas station around 4:35 p.m., shortly before the woman was killed. Another victim was killed on Lyndale Avenue just before 1 a.m., MPD said.
MPD tweeted around 7pm Warn people
Police said the suspect apparently drove a blue or silver Infiniti and registered himself by shooting people directly on Facebook. According to MPD, Infiniti had a red dealer sticker and a broken rear window.
Authorities later said the suspect was believed to be in a gray Toyota SUV with Arkansas ID cards. Ezekiel Kelly, 19, has been charged with attempted first-degree murder as a result of an incident on Feb. 3, 2020, court records show. He has also been charged with assault, using a firearm with intent to commit a serious crime. .
Committing a deadly weapon and recklessly endangering it. Just before 8 p.m., the city of Memphis issued a statement: “If you don’t have to go out, please stay home!” The city tweeted.
MPD asked everyone to stay home. In a Facebook Live video seen by FOX13, the suspect claims to have shot five people.
In the video, the man walks into the AutoZone store, points a gun at a man and pulls the trigger. MPD confirmed that Kelly was linked to the Wednesday afternoon shooting at the AutoZone in Jackson, near Wales.
The University of Memphis is closed following the Patterson and South Area shootings. The school sent out a security alert saying that all doors of the UofM were closed for public safety reasons.
Around 8:30 p.m., with great care, the Mata trolley and bus services were suspended indefinitely. “In exchange for the recent threat from the Memphis Police Department regarding an active shooting in the Memphis area, the mother’s car and bus services have been suspended indefinitely. A MATA press release said MATA leaders are acting with utmost caution and care for the safety of its drivers and passengers.
The exhibition was reopened some time later and Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies were present at the scene and people were allowed to leave. Kelly was found near Interstate 55 and the Stateline Road area, but returned to Memphis at 9:05 p.m., according to the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office.
The MPD said everyone in the Whitehaven area, especially Ivan Road and Hodge Road, should seek shelter indoors and stay indoors.
Around 9:30 p.m., Memphis’ hospital order was lifted after Kelly was arrested. The DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that Kelly was arrested and arrested following shipwrecks near Ivan Road and Hodges Road.
Officials said Kelly hijacked a Dodge Challenger from Southhaven and locked it in a car. Several law enforcement agencies intervened on the spot.
Kelly is currently being charged with first degree murder, but further charges are pending. One of the surviving victims is a Territorial in critical condition. The other two are not in critical condition. According to records, Kelly is scheduled to appear in court at 9 a.m. Friday.