UPDATE on Saturday, Dec. 31 at 9:02 a.m.:
Police have arrested Tizerius Farmer for first degree murder in perpetration of attempted robbery. MPD said Farmer is responsible for shooting and killing 39-year-old Derrian Poplar.
UPDATE on Friday, Dec. 30 at 2:51 p.m.:
The Memphis Police Department has identified the man killed during a robbery in Downtown Memphis as 39-year-old Derrian Poplar.
One person is dead after a shooting near downtown Memphis.
Police are looking for the person responsible for shooting and killing a 39-year-old man after robbing the victim, according to Memphis Police.
"He made sure that dude was dead," Xaivere Henderson, who witnessed the shooting, told FOX13. "He just walked around him like boom, boom, boom, boom. He let off more than 10 shots."
"He patted the two guys down," Henderson told FOX13. "When he patted them down, and seen they didn't have nothing, he just started shooting them folks."
But Memphis Police have eyes in the sky at the intersection, with a SkyCop Camera peering down toward the crime scene.
FOX13 asked the owner of the corner store to share the footage, but the owner said MPD took the video as evidence.
In an email to FOX13, a spokesperson said homicide investigators will release the photos to the public if they deem it necessary. As of early Thursday afternoon, no images had been released.
As MPD reviews the video for leads, Henderson is grateful to be going home to his family. But he's struggling to erase the memory of the violent night.
With just two days left in the year, the shooting marks the 225th homicide investigation of 2016.
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