Man indicted in fatal shooting at Memphis nightclub, DA says

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A 26-year-old man has been indicted in a fatal shooting at a Hickory Hill nightclub.

The incident happened Oct. 22, 2021, around 12:30 a.m. outside Indulge Lounge on Winchester Road.

According to a release from the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office, the defendant, Keython Johnson, was involved in a violent altercation with other patrons outside the club.

Witnesses said Johnson and another customer got into an argument that quickly turned physical.

Johnson pulled a gun and shot the customer several times, striking him in the back, chest, stomach and both arms, the DA said.

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Witnesses said Johnson fired some of the shots as he stood over the victim, who had fallen on the ground.

The victim died at the scene.

Another person standing nearby was shot in the arm and leg and was taken to the hospital in critical condition, the DA said.

Johnson was identified as the shooter and arrested at a hospital where he was treated for gunshots to both legs.

Witnesses said Johnson was the only person with a gun that night.

A grand jury indicted Johnson on counts of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, and employment of a firearm in the commission of a dangerous felony, the DA said.

He is being held without bond in the Shelby County Jail.

The case is being prosecuted by Chief Prosecutor Stephanie Johnson of the District Attorney’s Vertical Unit 2 which handles cases in General Sessions Division 9 (Mental Health Court) and in Criminal Court Division 2.