UPDATE: Memphis gunman’s death toll of four people, plus three injured

UPDATE: Memphis gunman's death toll of four people, plus three injured

Memphis gunman's death toll of four people, plus three injured

The 19-year-old male arrested by Memphis Police for driving around the city randomly shooting members of the public allegedly killed four people and injured three more. 

UPDATE: Friday, September 9 at 00:20am

According to Memphis Police sources, Ezekiel Kelly, the 19-year-old male who was driving around the city shooting people at random yesterday evening, Wednesday, September 7, allegedly killed four and wounded another three.

It is believed, although unconfirmed, that his first victim was known to him. He was finally apprehended after a high-speed car chase in which he crashed the vehicle he had carjacked earlier in the night. The city of Memphis was virtually locked down while the cops tried to apprehend their suspect.

Video footage posted on the official Twitter account of the New York Times shows witnesses recounting what happened:

UPDATE: Thursday, September 8 at 04:51am

Memphis Police Department has announced that the suspect who had been driving around the city shooting people at random has been arrested. It is believed he was finally detained in the Ivan Road and Hodge Road area of the Tennessee city.

According to reports on social media – where a user posted a copy of his rap sheet – 19-year-old Ezekiel Kelly had been arrested last year and convicted of aggravated assault. He was sentenced to three years in prison but was released early. His attempted murder & other felony charges were dismissed.

Thursday, September 8 at 02:24am

Memphis Police are currently hunting a suspect who has allegedly been driving around the city and shooting members of the public at random. The individual is allegedly responsible for multiple shootings and is said to be live-streaming his actions on his social media account.

Due to the fact that he is driving around at random, Memphis Police have no way of giving an exact location warning to the public as to the whereabouts of the active shooter in the Tennessee city.

The 19-year-old male suspect has been identified as Ezekiel Kelly and is thought to be driving a grey Toyota SUV that he carjacked. He is considered armed and dangerous. Footage of one of his shootings is already circulating on Facebook after the suspect streamed it. It is too graphic to be shown here as it shows the moment he kills somebody in cold blood.

Posts on Twitter of the suspect’s Facebook live messages seem to make it very clear that his actions are premeditated. He even speaks of who should carry his casket.

This is a breaking news story and we will try to keep you updated as more information becomes available, thank you.


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Chris King

Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at editorial@euroweeklynews.com


    • CCW60

      08 September 2022 • 15:49

      The media won’t scream ban guns because the shooter is a black male. Had the shooter been a white male we would be hearing “White Supremacist goes on shooting spree…BAN GUNS!” I say ban FB LIVE. People who are mentally disturbed and seeking attention, love using it to get their 5 minutes of fame no matter what the cost. This isn’t the first time horrific crimes have been livestreamed on FB for the entire world to see. Gang rapes, beatings, etc. have been livestreamed and nothing is done about it. Even more disturbing is the fact no one seems interested in finding out why so many people today have mental issues that cause violent tendencies. Maybe we need to begin investigating THAT for a change?!

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