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

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — 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 arrested, according to Memphis police.

UPDATE 21:17

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

UPDATE 21:15

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

He was stuck in the car from 9:15 p.m.

Several law enforcement agencies are in the area.

UPDATE 21:11

Memphis police said everyone in the Whitehaven area, especially in Ivan Road and Hodge Road, should shelter in place and stay indoors.

UPDATE 21:06

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

UPDATE 20:49

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

UPDATE 20:40

The Delta Fair has been placed under lockdown due to the shooting in Memphis, the fair’s public information officer told FOX13.

The fair was reopened soon after with Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies on the scene and people were allowed to leave.

Memphis police say 19-year-old Ezekiel Kelly is the person responsible for shooting several people across the city.

UPDATE 20:34

Tram and MATA 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 streetcar and bus services are suspended indefinitely. the safety of its drivers and passengers,” said a press release from MATA.

UPDATE: 8:28 p.m.

Memphis police have identified the suspected shooter as 19-year-old Ezekiel Kelly.

UPDATE 20:20

The University of Memphis is in lockdown. Shots were fired in the Patterson and Southern area, according to a school security alert.

All University doors have been locked for general security reasons.

UPDATE 19:57

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

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

Memphis police say the 19-year-old man responsible for multiple shootings was in a gray SUV.

Police said the man was still at large and urged everyone to stay inside.

UPDATE: 7:55 p.m.

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

“If you don’t need to go out, please stay home!” the city tweeted.

UPDATE: 7:52 p.m.

It’s unclear how many shootings this man is currently linked to, but there were at least three shootings reported by Memphis police today.

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

A man was fatally shot at a BP service station on East Parkway at 4.35pm, police said.

A woman was shot dead a minute later on Norris Road and seriously injured, police said.

UPDATE 19:36

Memphis police say the 19-year-old man wanted in multiple shootings in the city will now be in a gray Toyota SUV.


A dangerous gunman walks around Memphis shooting people, Memphis police say.

Police said it was the 19-year-old man responsible for the shooting in Memphis on Wednesday September 7.

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

Memphis police tweeted around 7 p.m. to alert the public.

The man would drive a blue or silver Infiniti car and record himself shooting people on Facebook Live, police said.

The police do not have a precise whereabouts of this man at this time.

Memphis police said the Infiniti he was in had a red dealer tag and a broken rear window.

If you have any information about this man’s identity or whereabouts, call 911 immediately.

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