Man charged in murders of 3 shot and killed at Memphis rooming house, police say

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man is behind bars after allegedly shooting four people, three of whom died, according to Memphis police.

The shooting happened Sunday evening at a rooming house on Dunn Avenue in Bethel Grove.

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According to an affidavit, police responded and found the four victims.

One was taken to Regional One in critical condition.

Two women and a man were pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics, the affidavit said.

While police were at the house, a man who identified himself as the landlord called.

He said one of the tenants, Jermel Keaton, 32, was at his home and wanted to turn himself in, records show.

He said Keaton apologized for “messing up his house.”

Keaton was transferred to Homicide for questioning.

Records show he told police the other tenants in the house were threatening him and he “just lost it.”

The surviving victim at the hospital identified Keaton as the person who shot him.

Keaton is charged with three counts of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and employment of a firearm during a dangerous felony.

His bond has been set at $3 million, records show.

He’s been ordered to undergo a mental evaluation.

His next court appearance is set for July 22, 2021, records show.