Teen indicted in North Memphis murder, police say

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A North Memphis teen has been indicted on Second-Degree Murder charges after police say he shot a man last year outside a store on Jackson Avenue.

The shooting happened Jan. 20, 2019 at Waldran Boulevard and Decatur Street.

Demerion Merriweather, 17, became a suspect in the shooting after someone gave a tip through CrimeStoppers, according to Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.

Investigators said victim Michael Moore, 55, had stopped at Twins Market in the 700 block of Jackson Avenue and was speaking with someone after coming out of the store.

While they were talking, an unknown man got into Moore’s 1993 Chevy Cavalier and drove away.

Moore and the witness searched for and found the vehicle parked next to a church. Moore saw the man who took the car walking away.

When he confronted the man, the suspect pulled a gun and shot him multiple times.

Merriweather is being held without bond.