FOX13 Investigates: Technology solving interstate shootings in other areas may help Memphis

Even with their best efforts, Memphis Police are falling behind on solving interstate shootings, according to a FOX13 Investigates examination of data, even as in other places, technology is being attributed to increasing the rate the shootings are being solved.

The pictures around Sharon Wards house remind her of better moments.

LaDarius was more of a family man, Ward said of her son, LaDarius Spates.

Spates was shot and killed on I-40 in Memphis near Sycamore View Rd., according to Memphis Police. He died Oct. 6 last year. After getting onto the ramp his car veered across westbound traffic, hitting the barrier before coming to a stop.

Spates was 26.

Most of his time was spent with family here or with his daughter, she said.

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