Witnesses identify suspect in South Memphis murder, police say

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A young man turned himself in to Memphis Police Wednesday after a man died after being shot inside his South Memphis home earlier this month.

Police and paramedics were called to the 1600 block of Clancy Street around 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 2.

According to an affidavit, the Shelby County Medical Examiner’s office ruled the victims’ death was caused by “multiple defects to his body.”

Investigators located a witness who agreed to give a statement. Additional witnesses went to the station downtown and told police they heard gunshots then saw Jaylin Briggs running down and back up the driveway when the shooting happened. Witnesses said Briggs ran to the backyard and crouched down. They said he was wearing a red shirt and stone-washed skinny jeans at the time of the shooting.

Investigators saw Briggs wearing clothes that matched the witnesses’ description. They also used MPD databases and additional databases to track Briggs to the 1600 block of Clancy Street, the affidavit stated.

On Wednesday, June 16, Briggs turned himself in to Memphis Police at 107 N. Main. He was arrested and was taken to 201 Poplar.

Briggs is charged with first-degree murder.

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