• Cordova man shot and killed in apartment complex, victim identified

    By: Jerrita Patterson

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    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Memphis police are working to track down a killer. Saturday at 10:50 that night, a man was gunned down in Cordova. The gunman is still on the run.

    Police have identified the victim as Johnathan Cantrell, a 25-year-old Memphis man.

    The victim was visiting a friend when someone was knocking on the door. When Cantrell answered the door, gunshots were fired into the victims body.

    Officers told FOX13 two men were seen running from the scene, one was carrying a firearm.

    "It's normally a very quiet neighborhood," Cordova resident Elizabeth Acred said.

    The serenity was replaced with the sound of gunfire overnight.

    "I was sitting on my couch watching tv and I heard two very distinct calibers of gunshots go off, within about five seconds of each other," Acred said.

    What Elizabeth Acred could hear, wasn't coming from her television.

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    "You heard like a deeper 'pow-pow,' and then like a 'POW," Acred described.

    The rounds were fired a few yards from her living room. It was in building 16, of the Trinity Lakes Apartments, where the shots rang out. Unfortunately, a man was hit and did not survive. 

    "We started hearing the sirens from the police cars come in," Acred said. "It wasn't so much paralyzed, I immediately ran to the back of the house to put me and several walls between me and the window."

    By Sunday morning, crime scene investigators were back at it trying to unravel what led to the deadly shooting in an area Acred has called home for years.

    "I knew this could happen anywhere," Acred said. "It can happen in any part of town, at any point.  It really can happen in your own backyard."

    If you have any information call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.

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