Man shot and killed after accusing gunman’s brother of “fondling” his family member, SCSO says

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — An argument over sexual misconduct left one man dead Saturday night in southwest Shelby County, according to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.

SCSO said that Maurice Walker was found shot to death at 5075 Blacksmith Drive around 5:50 p.m. Saturday night.

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Throughout the course of their investigation, Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputies laid out an account of what they believed happened, leading to Walker’s death.

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office said that Walker was driving home when he pulled over and confronted 26-year-old Denorius Butler.

Walker and Butler began arguing over a previous incident, in which Butler’s brother was accused of fondling a family member of Walker’s, the sheriff’s office said, leading Butler and other gunmen to open fire.

Butler and the gunmen fired dozens of rounds, hitting and killing Walker as well as striking several nearby cars and homes, according to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.

Walker’s brother dragged him behind a car and returned fire, the sheriff’s office said, as Butler handed off his gun and ran inside.

Butler and Walker’s brother were taken in for questioning and Butler was charged with attempted second-degree murder.

Upon a search of Butler’s house, deputies also reported finding a total of 133.2 grams of marijuana.