MPD investigating overnight shooting in North Memphis that left 3 dead, 2 injured, including man ‘trying to put his life together’

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A hail of gunfire Friday night in North Memphis left three people dead and sent two other people to the hospital, according to Memphis Police.

It all unfolded in the 500 block of Arrington Avenue around 11 p.m.

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The next morning, as rain pelted the area, homicide detectives walked the block, speaking to residents about the shooting.

A spray of gunfire lead to the discovery of one man in the 500 block of Grace Manor, police said.

An examination of Google Maps did not show a location with that address. Grace Manor Cove, instead, was listed nearby.

The man, police said, told them that the shooting happened nearby, on Arrington, where police found four others shot.

One man was taken to Regional One in critical condition and a woman was also taken to the same hospital.

She is expected to survive her injuries, police said.

Two men and a woman died at the scene, police said. One of the men was in his 40′s, according to a man who to told FOX13 said his son was killed.

He did not want to be identified. Tears streamed down his face as he spoke.

“I heard about five shots and I didn’t know anything else until the police came and knocked on my door,” the man said. Police told him his son was a victim.

Blood remained on the sidewalk where he said his son was left laying after the shooting.

“He just did the last 25 years in prison and he was back out trying to put his life together. He had just got a job,” the man said.

Police have not released a motive for the shooting or the names of the victims.

Saturday afternoon MPD issued an arrest warrant for Michael Tucker in connection with the shooting.

Police said he should be considered armed and dangerous.


Call Crimestoppers with information at 901-528-CASH.