Memphis was the scene of an active shooter late Wednesday afternoon.
A 19-year-old habitual offender was taken into custody on Wednesday afternoon in Memphis, Tennessee, after he went on a shooting spree that left four people dead and three more injured.
Ezekiel Dejuan Kelly, the suspect, is also suspected in two carjacking’s that occurred while he was evading capture by law enforcement. At least eight separate crime sites were reported by authorities throughout the rampage.
Gunshots occurred on Wednesday, and the entire thing was broadcast live on the suspects social media throughout the city. Eventually, after a massive manhunt, the suspect was captured after wrecking a stolen vehicle near the intersection of Ivan and Hodge roads, where police found and detained Kelly.
Kelly, who has a history of criminal behavior, is facing many felony counts, according to the police. At a news conference, Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland stated that Kelly was originally charged with attempted first-degree murder but pled guilty to a lesser charge of aggravated assault back in April 2021. Kelly was given a three-year term for his crimes, however he was released from jail in March 2022 after only having served eleven months. Kelly was just released back into Memphis six months ago.
A guy was discovered dead in his car at a BP petrol station at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, suggesting the suspect’s shooting spree had began at that time. Only minutes later, another gunshot left a lady in serious condition.
On Wednesday evening, at 6:00 p.m., Kelly reportedly recorded himself on live stream entering an AutoZone and shooting a man twice.
After 7:20 p.m., people in that region of Memphis were advised to stay indoors by police. A female victim was found dead from apparent gunshot wounds shortly before 9:00 p.m. Several minutes later, police were called to a carjacking where the victim was not hurt.
Officers located Kelly and gave chase; he was arrested without incident. As the suspect was arrested he smiled for reporters as they took photos. (see below)
On Wednesday night, authorities still had not confirmed the details of the other shootings or identified the victims.
Kelly will be in court Thursday morning facing murder charges and on top of additional charges related to the crimes he committed during his rampage.