Man indicted in 17-year-old’s shooting death during attempted car break-in

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis resident has been indicted on charges of voluntary manslaughter and convicted felon with a handgun after shooting at car burglars earlier this year at an apartment complex.

Cameran Leatherwood, 25, was previously convicted in 2015 of aggravated assault and attempted robbery, felonies that prohibited him from owning firearms, according to a release from Shelby County Dist. Att. Gen. Amy Weirich.

The incident happened April 5 around 10:30 p.m. in the 2700 block of Madison Avenue.

Investigators said four teens in a stolen truck were breaking into a Dodge Charger when Leatherwood, the alleged owner, began shooting at them from the second floor of a nearby apartment, the release said.

The truck was hit by several bullets, including one that hit 17-year-old Omyus Brown in the head. The 15-year-old driver said he didn’t know Brown had been hit until about 25 minutes later when he sought help from a relative in Frayser.

According to the release, paramedics found Brown on the back seat floorboard. He was pronounced dead around 11:16 p.m.

Leatherwood is being held in the Shelby County Jail.