Memorial held for woman shot & killed outside a Memphis Walgreens

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The family of a woman gunned down less than a week ago outside the Walgreens at Perkins and Knight Arnold is speaking for the first time.

“The sweetest person you ever want to meet,” said Colin Brazell, the son of Juanita Washington, the woman killed.

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Police have not made any arrests in the case and said they believe the shooter drove away in a white van.

The murder happened in broad daylight with a number of witnesses standing around.

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Washington was the head administrator at the LYE Academy in Southeast Memphis.  The owner of the LYE Academy said Washington had gone to Walgreens to get a heating pad to help with back pain.

Tuesday, members of the LYE Academy gathered for the first time to hold a dance practice.

The event began with a prayer.  Those in attendance shared memories of Washington.

“Yeah man it hurts ... it hurt us bad,” said Brazell.

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Brazell said the family had not yet made any funeral arrangements.

Investigators are looking for a shooter(s) and are asking for anyone with information to call (901)528-CASH.