Man wanted for Memphis shooting spree in custody, police say – FOX13 News Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — UPDATE 9:56 P.M.

Memphis Police confirm that Kelly was connected to a shooting Wednesday afternoon at an AutoZone on Jackson near Wells.

UPDATE 9:50 P.M.

Court records show that 19-year-old Ezekiel Kelly was charged with first-degree attempted murder due to an incident on February 3, 2020. He was also charged with aggravated assault, employment of a firearm with intent to commit a dangerous felony and reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon.

UPDATE: 9:48 P.M.

MATA resumed services for one final run after 19-year-old Ezekiel Kelly was captured, following an alleged shooting spree in Memphis.

UPDATE: 9:30 P.M.

The shelter-in-place order for the city of Memphis has been lifted now that 19-year-old Ezekiel Kelly has been caught, according to Memphis Police.

UPDATE 9:17 P.M.

Ezekiel Kelly is in custody, according to the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office. He was arrested after wrecking near Ivan Road and Hodges Road.

UPDATE 9:15 P.M.

According to the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office, Kelly carjacked a Dodge Challenger in Southaven and wrecked out in Whitehaven near Ivan Road and Hodge Road.

He was trapped in the car as of 9:15 p.m.

Multiple law enforcement agencies are in the area.

UPDATE 9:11 P.M.

Memphis Police said that everybody in the area of Whitehaven, especially at Ivan Road and Hodge Road, to shelter in place and stay indoors.

UPDATE 9:06 P.M.

According to the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office, 19-year-old Ezekiel Kelly was spotted near the area of I-55 and Stateline Road but was back in Memphis as of 9:05 p.m.

UPDATE 8:49 P.M.

Memphis Police said 19-year-old Ezekiel Kelly is currently in a grey Toyota with an Arkansas tag AEV63K. If you see this car, call 911 immediately.

UPDATE 8:40 P.M.

The Delta Fair was placed on lockdown due to the shooting spree in Memphis, the fair’s public information officer told FOX13.

The fair was reopened a short time later with Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies on the scene and people were allowed to leave.

Memphis Police said that 19-year-old Ezekiel Kelly is the person responsible for shooting multiple people across the city.

UPDATE 8:34 P.M.

MATA trolley and bus services have been halted indefinitely out of an abundance of caution.

“In lieu of the current danger announced by the Memphis Police Department regarding an active shooter in the Memphis area. MATA’s trolley and bus services are being suspended indefinitely. MATA leaders are acting in an abundance of caution and care for the safety of its drivers and riders,” a press release from MATA said.

UPDATE: 8:28 P.M.

Memphis Police have identified the alleged shooter as 19-year-old Ezekiel Kelly.

UPDATE 8:20 P.M.

The University of Memphis has been on lockdown. Shots were fired in the area of Patterson and Southern, according to a safety alert from the school.

All doors at the University have been locked for general safety.

UPDATE 7:57 P.M.

The man claims to have shot five people in a Facebook Live video seen by FOX13.

In that video, the man appears to walk into an AutoZone store, aim a gun at a man and pull the trigger.

Memphis Police said the 19-year-old man responsible for multiple shootings is in a grey SUV.

Police said the man is still at large and urged everybody to stay indoors.

UPDATE: 7:55 P.M.

The City of Memphis issued a statement at 7:55 p.m.

“If you do not need to be out, please stay home!” the city tweeted.

UPDATE: 7:52 P.M.

It’s unknown how many shootings this man is connected to at this time, but there have been at least three shootings reported today by Memphis Police.

A 24-year-old man was killed on Lyndale Avenue at 12:56 a.m.

A man was shot and killed at a BP gas station on East Parkway at 4:35 p.m., according to police.

A woman was shot just one minute later on Norris Road and critically injured, police said.

UPDATE 7:36 P.M.

Memphis Police said the 19-year-old man wanted for multiple shootings in the city is now believed to be in a grey Toyota SUV.


An armed and dangerous man is going around Memphis shooting people, according to Memphis Police.

Police said this is the 19-year-old man responsible for the shooting spree in Memphis on Wednesday, September 7.

At least two shootings had been reported in Memphis as of 7 p.m., a deadly shooting at a BP gas station on South Parkway and a woman who was critically injured after being shot on Norris Road near I-240.

Memphis Police tweeted around 7 p.m. alerting the public.

The man is allegedly driving a blue or silver Infiniti car and recording himself shooting people on Facebook live, police said.

Police do not have any exact location for this man at this time.

Memphis Police said that the Infiniti he is in reportedly has a red dealer tag and a rear window busted out.

If you have any information who this man is or where he may be, call 911 immediately.

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