Man indicted for killing former girlfriend and visitor, DA says

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man who attacked his ex-girlfriend and a friend at her home, and then returned five hours later to kill them both, has been indicted on first-degree murder charges, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.

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Police detectives said that shortly after midnight on Dec. 6, 2021, Corey Lurry forced his way in the front door of a residence in the 3400 block of Douglass.

After entering, he began attacking his former girlfriend.

Lurry pulled her outside, punched her in the face, and threatened to kill her as he tried to force her into his trunk, police said.

Police also said Lurry left when the woman said she was calling the police.

About five hours later, police received several calls of shots being fired in the area of Prescott and Douglass, near the residence where the assault occurred.

Police, upon arriving at the scene, found the girlfriend and friend dead from multiple gunshot wounds.

She was in the driver’s seat of her car in the driveway, and the friend was on the ground near the vehicle, police said.

Lurry was identified as a suspect and was arrested shortly after.

A grand jury indicted 27-year-old Corey Lurry on two counts of first-degree murder, aggravated burglary, aggravated assault, domestic assault, and convicted felon in possession of a handgun.

He is being held without bond.