Suspect charged with murder after allegedly shooting man over loud music, records say

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — New details emerge after a man is shot and killed at a Kroger fuel center.

According to police, Alvin Motley was shot and killed after an argument over loud music.

Memphis Police responded to a Kroger fuel center in the 6600 block of Poplar Avenue for a shooting Saturday evening.

A security guard for Kroger, Gregory Livingston, told officers that he had shot a man.

Officers located a man laying on the pavement, unresponsive, near a fuel pump with a gunshot wound, police said.

According to an affidavit, the man was identified as Motley.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

A witness said that Motley and Livingston had a verbal altercation about the volume of the music coming from his car, the affidavit read.

The victim went to the suspect to speak with him, then the argument ensued.

The witness told the victim to get back into the car to leave but Motley exited the car and walked toward Livingston, the affidavit said.

According to the affidavit, the witness told police that Motley stated to Livingston “Let’s talk like men,” then the witness heard a gunshot.

Motley fell to the ground.

Kroger surveillance footage showed Motley holding a beer can and cigarette in his hand as he approached Livingston, the affidavit said.

The affidavit also stated that Livingston then drew his weapon and fired a shot at Motley that hit the victim in the chest.

Another witness identified Livingston in a line-up as the one who shot the victim.

Livingston was arrested and charged with second-degree murder, court records show.

He was advised of his rights, which he invoked and refused to give a statement, court records show.

Livingston is due in court on Monday.

Kroger released a statement saying:

The Kroger Delta Division is working in full cooperation with the Memphis Police Department. This is an active investigation, therefore; we are deferring all questions to local law enforcement for the integrity of the investigation.