Ezekiel Kelly, 19, was charged with first-degree murder in April 2021 but pled to aggravated assault for a three-year sentence. He was released in March after only serving 11 months.
Memphis police arrested Ezekiel Kelly, 19, for allegedly killing four people and injuring three as he live-streamed the rampage on Facebook.
BREAKING 🚨 Ezekiel Kelly, 19, who was wanted for a shooting spree in Memphis is in custody after crashing a stolen car in Whitehaven, law enforcement says. https://t.co/3OKscsoXpK pic.twitter.com/VHzOIP1YSU
— FOX13 Memphis (@FOX13Memphis) September 8, 2022
The crime spree began early Wednesday morning. It took place at eight different spots in Memphis.
- 12:56 a.m., a 24-year-old man was killed on Lyndale in the Highland Heights neighborhood. A suspect who called himself Zeek Huncho on social media was developed.
- 4:38 p.m., a man was found shot dead in a vehicle at a gas station on South Parkway E. Survillance [sic] video revealed a man in a gray sedan pulled up next to the victim’s car and opened fire.
- 4:40 p.m., a woman was injured in a second shooting on Norris Road near I-240. The suspect fled in a dark sedan.
- 5:59 p.m. Kelly walked into an AutoZone store in the 4000 block of Jackson Avenue and shot a man while live-streaming on Facebook. The man was in critical condition, police said.
- 6:56 p.m., Memphis Police put out an alert on the suspect after receiving a call that Kelly was making threats on Facebook.
- 7:23 p.m., a woman was killed in a shooting at Poplar and Evergreen. Police said Kelly took her gray SUV and fled.
- 7:24 p.m., a man shot at Poplar and Evergreen
- 8:55 p.m., a woman shot dead on Raines Road
- 8:56 p.m., Southaven Police responded to a carjacking at Stateline Road and Highway 51. Kelly took the man’s gray Dodge Challenger and left the SUV behind.
- 8:58 p.m., Memphis Police officers spotted the Dodge Challenger going northbound on Interstate 55, and a high-speed pursuit began. The pursuit ended at Hodge Road and Ivan in southwest Memphis, where Kelly was taken into custody without incident.
Kelly has a disturbing criminal past. Authorities charged him with first-degree murder, but Kelly pleaded to aggravated assault in April 2021.
Kelly received a three-year sentence but got out in March after only 11 months.
Before that, Kelly “faced four felony charges, including two counts of attempted murder, one count of reckless endangerment and one count of possession of a firearm in 2020 at the age of 17.”
Breaking: I looked into the criminal history of Ezekiel Kelly, the #Memphis gunman. Last year he was convicted of aggravated assault & sentenced to 3 years prison but was released early. His attempted murder & other felony charges were dismissed.
He was charged today with murder pic.twitter.com/MSg5fGnFOz
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) September 8, 2022
Donations tax deductible
to the full extent allowed by law.