Grandfather seeks justice after grandson shot and killed at Memphis motel

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A grandfather in Memphis is speaking out, demanding justice after his grandson was gunned down at a motel.

Deterrio Brown, 19, was killed at the Jackson Heigh Inn and Suites at 2889 Old Austin Peay Hwy. on October 8, according to the Memphis Police Department.

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His grandfather, Alexander Clayborn-Friday, can’t understand why this happened to his grandson.

“He was a good kid,” Clayborn-Friday said. “He didn’t bother nobody.”

Even worse, Brown’s daughter and Clayborn-Friday’s great-granddaughter is now left to grow up without her father.

Clayborn-Friday is left to wonder what could have possibly been so important that it mean the lift of his grandson.

“Why do we always have to resort to violence?” Clayborn-Friday asked. “What, whatever it was, whatever it was, whatever amount of money or whatever it was about, it wasn’t worth his life.”

His message for the killer is simple; he wants justice.

“If you out there, I hope they found you,” Clayborn-Friday said. “I hope they get you.”

Police said the shooter is a heavyset man, last seen running north towards the nearby Citgo.

If you were in the area that night and saw or remember anything, Memphis Police want you to give them a call as they try to answer Clayborn-Friday’s plea for justice.

You can call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.

Any information that leads to an arrest, in this case, could be worth up to $2,000.

In the meantime, Brown’s family is left to plan a funeral for their loved one and deceased father of a young girl.