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Memphis Police Arrest Suspect in Shooting Spree That Killed Four as He Streamed It on Facebook

Memphis Police Arrest Suspect in Shooting Spree That Killed Four as He Streamed It on Facebook

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.

The crime spree began early Wednesday morning. It took place at eight different spots in Memphis.

From WREG:

  • 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.”

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I wonder if he is related to that animal that stalked and murdered that female jogger?

    Doubtful. They do not have similar facial features. Kelly’s run to DeSoto county to steal one of the cars he carjacked inclines me to think he lives in both Arkansas and Memphis.

    The other shooter lives and has family in Memphis.

They need to keep him locked up this time.

The Gentle Grizzly | September 8, 2022 at 11:53 am

Does Memphis have a Soros DA?

The proponents of bail reform and lenient charging decisions are going to regret their actions. Most of us don’t have any problems with cutting a first time non violent offender a break.

The reduced charging decisions we are routinely seeing lead to adverse outcomes are PO average folks. They didn’t bargain for this. They will eventually elect far more strict DA and legislators who will roll this back and substitute three strikes laws and mass incarnation.

Memory holed in 3…2…1…

At this point, I don’t even want the jobs of the incompetent leaders that allow people charged with first degree murder to wander the streets. I want them in a jail cell right next door

The Gentle Grizzly | September 8, 2022 at 12:25 pm

There was a time when garbage like this was dealt with in very harsh ways. Those times need to return. I don’t want to hear “misunderstood”, “deprived”, “poor family life”, “systemic racism”, blah blah blah.

what possible justification could there be for releasing a proven violent offender like this guy back into society?–and early at that?–unconscionable–pity kelly didn’t encounter an armed citizen with an opportunity for a permanent solution

condolences to the victims

You know the world has gone to hell when the scourge of white supremacy has spread to black men!! (do I need a sarc tag here?)

    MajorWood in reply to Dimsdale. | September 8, 2022 at 2:11 pm

    I was just discussing this with a rather die-hard liberal who thinks that defunding the police was a really stupid move. The net result will likely be an additional 1000 blacks murdered in 2022 vs say 2020, a 33% increase. Does anyone really think that all of those excess murders were white people being killed by other white people? Defund the police has been a boondoggle for the black thugs of America.

“He was a good boy. Systemic racism and social injustice made him go bad.”
— Every leftwing heavily medicated white suburban Karen in the country.

A friend of Kathy Griffin no doubt.

What no high school yearbook photos?

I understand that Kevlar is making a mark as a fashion trend.

For those in the shopping mood, I have been very happy with my Bulletsafe VP3 and look foreward to wearing it, A LOT, under a baggy sweathirt this Fall. A friend and I also fabbed up a sheet metal knife plate for the front plate pocket as additional protection against the Portland feral human brigade who openly carry hunting knives.

Colonel Travis | September 8, 2022 at 2:41 pm

This guy posed with 20 dollar bills fanned out at his feet. I guess that would have been impressive in 1922?

All felony murder convictions should have an automatic appeal and if the appeal supports the lower court’s conviction, the murderer should be eliminated by capital murder options (hanging, lethal injection, or firing squad) ASAP! Public viewing should be allowed!

I see that Tennessee’s governor has put the death penalty on “review.” There is no doubt that it is richly deserved, in this case.

“He was charged today with murder”

But the gun that caused it, was sentenced to death.

I hope Cloudflare deplatforms Facebook.

Getting two counts of murder pled down to a single count of aggravated assault is some good lawyering. Or would be good lawyering, if I believed that wasn’t an unsolicited gift from the district attorney.

Subotai Bahadur | September 8, 2022 at 9:26 pm

OK, is anyone here absolutely sure that this will not get cut down to less than murder charges, and that if convicted he will not be released early AGAIN?

Subotai Bahadur