• Man dead after overnight shooting in North Memphis, victim identified

    By: Chloe Morroni


    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - UPDATE 2:15 P.M. Police told FOX13 Keith Jenkins, 46, has been identified as the man shot and killed.

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    A North Memphis man is dead after being gunned down early Saturday morning. It happened in the Hyde Park neighborhood.

    Friends and family identified the victim as Keith Jenkins. Bruce Carter told us he watched Jenkins grow up. 

    Carter lives just feet away from where the shooting happened. Carter said Jenkins had been living in Milwaukee with his kids. 

    He was home visiting family in Hyde Park and planned on going back to Wisconsin this weekend.

    Carter said, “He was just trying to go home and get his daughter and bring her back here to go to Lemoyne-Owen college.” 

    MPD told FOX13, the killing happened around 12:30 Saturday morning on Griggs Avenue and the victim was shot in the chest. 

    Carter said Jenkins was riding a bike at the time. “It’s hurting me. It’s nonsense. There’s a lot of nonsense right now, unnecessary killing,” said Carter. 

    Carter told us he had no idea who would want to hurt Jenkins or why. Investigators haven’t said what led up to the shooting.

    If you have any information on the crime, you’re asked to call police.

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