MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis’s crime streak continues, as the city is on track to have more homicides in 2020 than in 2016, considered the Bluff City’s most violent year.
Another violent weekend in Memphis leaves three dead, eight injured and several suspects in custody.
It began close to midnight Friday, when a man was found dead, shot multiple times at 4838 Manson Road in Whitehaven.
Memphis Police said the victim was involved in a dispute with a neighbor.
57-year-old Douglas Edwards has been charged with second-degree murder.
Then Saturday around 2:30 p.m., a man told police he was assaulted by several people at Byron Jacobs Motor Cars on Summer Avenue in Bartlett.
The suspects were not employees of the store.
The man was bleeding and taken to Regional One in critical condition.
Memphis Police said the suspects left in a silver SUV.
Just about three hours later, back in Whitehaven, a man was shot at New Park Cemetery on Horn Lake Rd.
He was also taken to Regional One in critical condition.
Also Saturday afternoon, Memphis Police announced arrests in the shooting death of off-duty Memphis firefighter Mack Bond.
According to court documents, 39-year-old Danielle Mack told police she rented a car in Los Angeles and drove to Memphis with her boyfriend, 23-year-old Carlton Wells.
Wells told police he and Mack were sitting at Kennedy Park on Raleigh LaGrange Road Wednesday when Bond approached their car and solicited the pair for sex.
Wells alleged he felt threatened by Bond and shot him, killing the 21-year MFD veteran.
He is charged with second-degree murder and felon in possession of a handgun.
He’s been charged with several robberies in the past.
Mack is charged with tampering with evidence.
Around 1 a.m. Sunday, officers responded to a crash at Coleman Rd. and Hoover in Raleigh.
As officers were helping one of the passengers, they realized he’d been shot dead.
The driver was also shot.
He told police they were leaving Blue Ice Lounge when someone in an unknown car started shooting at them, causing him to crash into another car.
An adult and three children were injured in the second car.
Under current restrictions from the health department due to the pandemic, Blue Ice should have closed at 10 p.m., if they were allowed to be open at all.
Just two and a half hours later Sunday, Memphis Police found a man shot dead at 4968 Ridge Trail in Whitehaven.
A woman was also shot and is listed as non-critical.
Police said the victims may know the suspect in this case.
If you have any information about any of these cases, call Memphis Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.
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