Four Dead In Memphis Mass Shooting, Suspect Caught

The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports:

The 19-year-old police say is responsible for several shootings in Memphis Wednesday evening is in custody, bringing to an end a two-hours-plus crisis that left four people dead and three people injured.

The rampage left parts of the city paralyzed, with restaurants on lock down, residents told to shelter in place and MATA bus service suspended. Police said around 9:20 p.m. that officers arrested Ezekiel Dejuan Kelly in Whitehaven.

In the press conference, Memphis police Chief Cerelyn “CJ” Davis connected Kelly to a sequence of shootings across Memphis. Authorities said formal charges on suspicion of the shootings would be forthcoming.

CNN reports:

At least one of the shootings was apparently streamed on Facebook Live, ultimately leading to the arrest of Ezekiel Kelly as a suspect in the shootings following a high-speed pursuit, Memphis Police Chief Cerelyn “C.J.” Davis said during a news conference early Thursday.

The shootings began before 1 a.m. Wednesday and continued through the late evening hours, triggering a shelter in place order for part of the city as police searched for the gunman.

Meta, Facebook’s parent company, said it’s working closely with law enforcement on the case. The social media giant said it was in touch with the department shortly after police made their initial public alerts and have since removed video content that may be related to the incident.