• Victim identified after being shot and killed in Frayser while cutting mother's grass, family says

    By: Jeremy Pierre


    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - UPDATE: 2:21 P.M. Investigators have identified the man shot and killed as John Hizer, 49.

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    A man was gunned down Sunday afternoon in a Frayser neighborhood. 

    According to the Memphis Police Department, officers responded to the 3400 block of Madewell around 3:14 p.m. for a shooting. When officers arrived to the scene they noticed a man had been shot. 

    MPD confirms to FOX13, the man was shot and killed. He died on the scene from this shooting. 

    Family members on the scene told FOX13, someone shot the victim in the head while he locked up his mother’s home. He and another man were cutting the grass.

    A neighbor who lived close to the scene told FOX13 they heard the gunshots. 

    “We heard the shots pow, pow, pow we got up against the back of the house in case there were more shots and after that we set back down. We heard the ambulance. We went out front and walked down there and saw his body,” the neighbor said, who didn't want to be identified for safety concerns. 

    No suspect info was given at this time, and this is an ongoing homicide investigation, according to MPD. 

    If you have any information concerning this latest homicide in the City of Memphis, call CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH. 

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