• 2 teens found shot and killed in Cordova identified

    By: Jerrita Patterson , Jeremy Pierre

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    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Crime scene tape outlines the area where Memphis police made a gruesome discovery Saturday morning.

    It was broad daylight and minutes before 10 a.m, when detectives were called to Dexter Road in Cordova. What detectives found were two men unresponsive inside a vehicle.

    MPD responded to the call in the 8700 block of Dexter Rd. in Cordova.

    The two victims have been identified as Jereme Jones and Devonte Taylor. Both men were 19.

    The news left those like Marco Cervetti rethinking his daily walk with his niece Gabby and puppy Snowwell.

    "To hear it was a double homicide is crazy," Cervetti said.

    The Cordova resident said things were also unsettling, as it happened a few feet from his front door.


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    "It's crazy," Cervetti said. "What if it was me or somebody that I knew?"

    For now those like Marco Cervetti told FOX13, it's going to take the working of a higher power to get things back on track. 

    "I'm praying for you, that's all I have to say," Cervetti said. "You just have to continue to pray and keep God first."

    A man who wanted to remain anonymous told us he and another friend who usually go to park were the first to locate the dead men in a car.

    “The gentlemen inside were slumped over. Blood and casing on the ground. It was obvious they had been shot,” the man said.

    Sources close to the investigation said the two victims aren’t from the area surrounding the park.

    Many of the people who go to the park live in the nearby Berryhill subdivision in Cordova.

    People who live across the street from the park said it is more than likely the killing happened early Saturday morning when the park was closed and everyone was still sleep.

    Sources told FOX13 the two were shot by someone who was sitting in the back seat of the car they were found in.

    It has not been confirmed by police if the victims knew the shooter. Memphis police have not named a suspect or person of interest.

    If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH.

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