Memphis man indicted for murder, accused of stabbing man to death outside Sonic drive-in

Memphis man indicted for murder, accused of stabbing man to death outside Sonic drive-in

CREDIT - MPD, Markell Austin

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A local man was indicted on first-degree murder charges after police said he stabbed another man repeatedly outside a fast-food drive-in.

According to investigators, the incident happened around 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 9, 2019, outside the Sonic on Covington Pike.

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Police said Markell Austin approached the victim – identified as Cortez Brown, 28 – unprovoked and stabbed him repeatedly.

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Brown was pronounced dead at the scene, and Austin, 22, was taken into custody near the restaurant shortly after the incident.

Investigators said they recovered a bloody knife when Austin was arrested.

Austin is being held without bond at the Shelby County Jail.