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LIVESTREAMS teen shooting in Memphis that left four dead

LIVESTREAMS teen shooting in Memphis that left four dead

Four people died and three more were injured after a young man launched to shoot at memphis on Wednesday, and he livestreamed the entire test as he did so.

Ezekiel D. Kelly, 19, is now in custody after a manhunt in which authorities desperately tried to track him down as he uploaded videos of his deadly shootings in real time.

A warrant for his arrest for first-degree murder was issued in the hours before Kelly’s arrest, and a shelter-in-place was eventually lifted after his capture Wednesday night.

Memphis police confirmed to WMC that Kelly is responsible for many shootings throughout the city and also confirmed that he had recorded them on Facebook Live. The teen is being accused of shooting seven people, with four of those victims dying of his injuries.

Suspect teen who livestreamed shootings has criminal history, including attempted murder

Court records show Kelly’s criminal history includes attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault, and reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon, stemming from a 2020 arrest. He was also charged with use of a firearm with intent to commit. a dangerous felony.

Reporter Mia Cathell tweeted that Kelly is a newly released felon who only served 11 months of his 3-year prison sentence.

Ezekiel Kelly was released in March after being convicted of misdemeanor aggravated assault. His attempted first-degree murder and felony firearm charges were dismissed, according to Cathell.

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Authorities had initially issued a “be on the lookout” warning for Kelly’s vehicle, which had Arkansas plates. There was some initial confusion as to which car he was driving, as authorities first reported that he was in a blue Infiniti, which they later changed to a gray Toyota.

Around 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nick Coulter of West Memphis had told him Region 8 News that the shooter may have crossed the border into Arkansas. However, a little more than two hours later, the Memphis police announced that he was captured just before 9:30 p.m.

Shooting suspect caused at least eight crimes during Wednesday’s rampage, including four murders

On Thursday morning, Police Chief CJ Davis and other officials discussed the details of the shooting, with Kelly causing at least eight crimes during the rampage.

Kelly has been charged with one count of first-degree murder, however, more charges will follow, authorities said.

Fox 13 Memphis reports that at least two shootings were reported at 7 p.m., with one victim shot at a BP gas station and another woman seriously injured after being shot on Norris Road near I-240.

Memphis police said another victim was shot on Lyndale Avenue.

“People are scared,” District Attorney Steve Mulroy said. “People are angry. At times like this, it’s sometimes hard for people to know what to do.”

One of the surviving victims is at Regional One in critical condition. Two others are in non-critical condition.

City issues stay-in-place order, traffic and schools closed as police search for killer in shooting spree

Just before 8 p.m., the city of Memphis released a statement about the shootings, tweeting “if you don’t need to go out, stay home!”

The University of Memphis was similarly locked down after shots were fired in the area at Patterson and Southern, according to Fox 13 Memphis. The school sent out a security alert and announced that all doors had been locked for security.

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Around 8:30 p.m., MATA transit officials said buses and trains would also be closed until the gunman was caught.

Meanwhile, authorities continued to urge everyone to stay home until Kelly was captured.

The suspect claimed to have shot five people in a Facebook Live video seen by FOX13, where he appears to walk into an AutoZone store, point a gun at a man before pulling the trigger.

Kelly reportedly stole a Dodge Challenger before multiple law enforcement agencies responded to the scene and arrested him.

Records show Kelly will appear in court Friday morning at 9 a.m.


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