MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Two people in Memphis have been arrested in the April shooting death of a 6-year-old boy in Frayser.
Jennifer Brown said she and her children were on the way to a birthday party when the shots rang out.
“When the gunfire stopped, I got out the car and ran in the house,” said Brown. “When I ran in the house, my oldest son said Aison was shot and I yelled where is he, I went in the house and it looked like he was sleeping in front of the stove.”
It happened on Par Avenue.
Memphis police said Ronnekio Johnson and James Murphy were arrested and indicted in the shooting. Both are 27 years old.
They’re facing 14 counts of attempted first-degree murder, 14 counts of employment of a firearm in the commission of a dangerous felony, 14 counts of aggravated assault, three counts of reckless endangerment, and enhancement of punishment for use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
“As many tears fell as the day that he passed, so I’m excited. I just really want answers for what was their purpose and why. I have a million questions really,” said Brown.
The arrests come a day after federal and local law enforcement agencies came together for the announcement of Operation Legend: an effort to get violent offenders off the street and get justice for families who have lost children to gun violence.
“I just want to thank MPD and the homicide detectives. They worked tirelessly on my son’s case,” said Brown.
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