Four arrested in Memphis woman's murder

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Four men are behind bars in connection with a Memphis woman's shooting death.

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Memphis police said the incident happened on the evening of Monday, November 20 in the 3600 block of Jackson Avenue.


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Officers responded to a "man down" call and later discovered a woman identified as Samantha Knight lying unresponsive on the sidewalk. 

Knight was suffering from a gunshot wound after being shot in the left side of her neck. She was rushed to Regional One Medical Center in critical condition but later died from her injuries.

Surveillance video was later released by a nearby business. The footage revealed a suspect vehicle.

Investigators identified four possible suspects. After interviewing the suspects, all four admitted full or partial involvement in the homicide as well as a prior robbery attempt.

Cortez Folson, 19, Earl King, 20, Jutarian Malone, 20, and Ryan Mobley, 20, were all arrested. 

All four men were charged with criminal attempt felony to wit: especially aggravated robbery for a robbery attempt.

Folson, King, and Malone were also charged with first-degree murder in perpetration of a felony to wit: robbery; especially aggravated robbery; employing a firearm during commission of a dangerous felony; and, tampering with or fabricating evidence. 

All men are being held without bond.

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