Woman, dog shot, man charged with first-degree attempted murder

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Benjamin Wallace pulled a gun out and started shooting after a verbal argument, reports said. This took place at 1:00 p.m Oct. 22.

Memphis Police Department responded to shots fired call.

The victim was struck in both legs, reports said.

He was transported to Regional One in critical condition.

A few hours later, MPD responded to another shots-fired call.

Wallace stole a silver Nissan Altima, pulled into a driveway, and shot a woman inside her home, MPD said.

MPD was later sent to 1700 block on Brookings Street, for a shooting call.

Wallace entered the home, looking for the woman’s son to kill.

The dog was in the house, so Wallace shot the dog in the leg, according to the affidavit.

“Because that **** in my way, so I shot it,” Wallace said.

Wallace went back to the Nissan Altima and started shooting at the woman.

Memphis Animal Shelter took possession of the dog.

Wallace is being charged for convicted felon in possession of a firearm, reckless endangerment, 3 counts of aggravated animal cruelty, attempted first-degree murder.