SOUTH MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Police have identified a man who was found shot to death in a Memphis neighborhood.
Marico Pride was the victim of a homicide on Greenwood Street in South Memphis. Neighbors said his body was found in the driveway of an abandoned home.
FOX13 was the only local station at the scene as Memphis police responded to the incident.
“It’s been so long since we’ve had a murder this close," a woman who called FOX13 to report a heavy police presence in her neighborhood in South Memphis explained.
We agreed to conceal her identity for her safety. She told FOX13 she heard shots around 12:30 Saturday.
"It scared the mess out of me. It woke me up,” she told us. “I rolled out the bed, then crawled to the door, when out my bedroom door, then went to check on my daughter.”
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MPD drove by the abandoned home, she said, sometime after the shots were fired, but must not have seen the body in the driveway.
Police responded again once the sun had risen, and told us a man was pronounced dead on the scene. He had been shot multiple times, according to MPD.
“Do y’all usually have to deal with this sort of thing,” FOX13 asked.
“No,” she answered. “This is a quiet street I stay on. It’s elderly people, and we don’t have to deal with this.”
The woman said, this time, the violence hit too close to home.
“I feel sorry for his family. The day before Easter, and their family member got killed. All we can do is pray,” she said finally.
Police said a black Pontiac, which was occupied by three males, was seen driving away at the time of the shooting. Investigators said it is unknown if the vehicle or the occupants were involved, but they believe the shooting may have been retaliatory.
If you have any information, call CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH.
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