MEMPHIS, Tenn. – A man suspected of a shooting spree across Memphis on Sunday that left one man dead and others injured has been captured, police said.
The man was identified as a 20-year-old who was out on bond for first-degree murder and especially aggravated robbery, according to the Memphis Police Department (MPD). His name has not been released.
The shooting spree prompted an hours-long citywide manhunt.
The suspect was taken into custody just before 3:45 p.m. Sunday on the 5300 block of Haleville Road in Whitehaven, police said.
MPD said it all started after officers responded just after 10 a.m. Sunday to a carjacking on the 3700 block of East Shelby Drive, where a blue Nissan Maxima was taken.
Police said that the carjacking is connected to other crime scenes, including:
- 3834 block of East Shelby Drive, where one man was found shot to death;
- 3539 Pilot Drive, where shots were fired but no reported injuries
- 3575 Commerce Circle, where two women were shot (one critical, the other non-critical) and a child was bitten by a dog
The shooting on Pilot Drive was at Church of Eden. MPD said that a man fired a shot and busted a window of the building after not being let inside.
In a statement, MPD’s interim police chief C.J. Davis called the shootings “senseless acts of violence.”
“My heart aches for the victim’s families and those affected by these senseless acts of violence,” Davis said in the statement. “Through the hard work and swift action of Memphis Police Officers, additional incidents were undoubtedly prevented.”
Police said the manhunt involved local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.
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