After a Shooting in Memphis Today, Authorities Have Identified the Suspect Shooter
After a shooting in Memphis today, authorities have identified the suspected shooter. The suspect has turned himself in to a precinct, although police have declined to release his age. Investigators have also appealed for information, and the public is encouraged to come forward. Meanwhile, Mayor Lee Harris encouraged Memphis residents to pray for the injured students, and demanded answers about how to end gun violence. Below are the latest updates from the Memphis area.
12-year-old boy killed in memphis cookie shop
A memorial for the young man killed at a Memphis cookie shop has grown in the wake of the shooting. “Young Dolph, we love you,” says Makeda’s Homemade Cookies, which renamed one of its chocolate chip cookies after the youngster. Young Dolph was also a hometown hero. A memorial to Young Dolph has grown up in front of the cookie shop’s boarded-up windows.
13-year-old boy injured in Cummings School shooting
One of the victims of the shooting is a 13-year-old boy. Police responded to a report of a shooting around 9:15 a.m. The boy was reportedly shot inside the school. He was rushed to a local hospital and is in critical but stable condition. The school was placed on a temporary lockdown while emergency personnel assessed the situation. There are no details about the motive behind the shooting.
Fourteen-year-old boy shot at a gas station
Police say a fourteen-year-old boy was shot and killed at a gas station in Whitehaven, Tennessee, today. The victim, a rapper known as Mendenhall 2x, was killed along with another teen. The victims were identified as Breunna Woods, 16 and Xavier Johnson, 15. The shooting also left many people in the community speechless.
9-month-old baby injured in shooting at a gas station
A nine-month-old baby was shot in the face by a gunshot today, while his parents and his grandmother were inside. The bullet traveled through the back seat of the vehicle, striking the child in the cheek. Both mother and father were taken to the hospital, and the baby was in critical condition. When the baby’s father ran out of a nearby drugstore, he saw his wife holding the baby in a blood-stained pink coat. When investigators arrived, he saw the jacket was still lying on the street near the scene of the shooting.
Suspect turned himself in
A man has been arrested for the death of an 18-year-old woman who was shot in the early morning hours of May 31. The suspect, identified as Keedrin K. Coppage, was arrested and charged in the shooting. The suspect is also facing a charge of aggravated child abuse. Memphis police are investigating the shooting. They responded to a call of gunshots at around 2 a.m. in the 1900 block of East Raines Road. The suspect fled on foot after being approached by the victim. The victim was taken to Regional One Medical Center in critical condition and later died.