• Man crashes into Binghampton home after being shot to death

    By: Jerrita Patterson


    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Memphis Police are looking for a killer, after an early Sunday morning shooting. 

    A man was shot several times and then crashed into a Binghampton house along Johnson Avenue. Inside the home was a family of three, including a young child.

    Recardo Jones described hearing a 'boom' when it happened. It was a wakeup call Jones never expected.

     Around 4:00 a.m. Sunday, Jones was dozing in and out here on his living room couch. Suddenly, the front wall caved in, glass and water from his large aquarium covered the floor. It happened so fast, Jones could barely collect his thoughts.

    "Uh surprised, mainly surprised," Jones said about seeing the aftermath.

    Just as surprising is what led to the extensive damage both inside and outside his home. Memphis Police said a man driving in the area was shot. The victim lost control of his vehicle and crashed into Jones' home, where he and his family have only lived a short amount of time.

    "A month," Jones explained.

    Jones' wife, who works in the medical field, ran outside to check on the victim. She said she noticed two gunshot wounds, one just below his chin. She was there as the victim took his final breath.

    The attention turned back to their 10-year-old son, who was sleeping in his bedroom just feet from where the car crashed.

    "I just wanted to make sure they were okay," Jones said.

    The killer got away.

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    It wasn't only the glass that was left shattered, but also the family's sense of safety. The family is considering big changes.

    "I guess we will find somewhere else to go," Jones said.

    The crash shook the home so hard, insulation fell from the ceiling.

    "The landlord said he/she is going to get it checked for structural damage," Jones added.

    In the meantime, plywood covers the damage left behind, but what can't be patched up are the shaky nerves after violence literally came to their front door.

    If you have any information that could help police call CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH.

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