2 charged in fatal shooting at Memphis Cook Out restaurant

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Two people were arrested after a fatal shooting at a local Cook Out restaurant.

Memphis police said on July 9, officers were near the restaurant at 1463 Union Ave., when they heard gunshots coming from the back parking lot.

The restaurant was open at the time with numerous customers in the drive-thru and parking lot, according to an affidavit.

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Officers saw a black Infiniti G37 turning west on Union from McNeil. The Infiniti traveled to Methodist University Hospital.

A man was found in the backseat with a gunshot wound to the head, records show.

He was pronounced dead a short while later.

The driver of the Infiniti told police that he was waiting in the drive-thru line at the Cook Out when another black Infiniti pulled behind him.

A man got out of the vehicle and walked behind the Infiniti G37.

When he returned to his vehicle, gunshots were fired, records show.

One round went through the windshield, striking the backseat passenger.

During an investigation, suspects Jonathan Parker, Stewart Sumlin and another man were brought to the Homicide office.

All three are members of a known street gang, according to the affidavit.

Parker and Sumlin were identified as the suspects who fired shots at the Infiniti G37.

Parker admitted to being the driver, having a handgun, and shooting, records show.

The Infiniti Parker was driving was found to be stolen a few weeks before the shooting, according to the affidavit.

Parker, 21, said he gave the gun to a friend after the shooting.

He’s charged with Second-Degree Murder, Theft of Property and other crimes.

Sumlin, 19, is charged with Second-Degree Murder and two counts of Aggravated Assault.