Seconds before he opened fire at an AutoZone store, a DISTURBING message from suspected Memphis gunman Ezekiel Kelly was revealed in his Facebook Live video.
Kelly, 19, was arrested Wednesday after a suspected killing spree and an hours-long manhunt in the city of Memphis.
In the Facebook Live video – which has since been deleted from the social media platform – Kelly filmed himself just before he crashed into the AutoZone.
“No pretense,” Kelly said.
“This shit is real,” he continued.
“To my mom [inaudible] You think I’m playing That really sucks.”
Kelly also reportedly directed an Aug. 18 Facebook post to his mother under the name Zeke Huncho, writing, “I swear I won’t leave without a fight I promise.”
The Daily Beast reports that the photo of Kelly released by police matched that on a Facebook page by the name of Zeke Huncho.
PREVIOUS POSTS ABOUT DEATH
The outlet also reported that Kelly may have posted other eerie messages about the death on that Facebook page as well.
Kelly may have shared the previous posts to the Facebook Page stories in the hours leading up to the shooting.
A previous post from 2019 read, “My maids are turning into sluts, my maids should carry my coffin.”
Another post from January 2020 said: “I could pray and commit a sin and then pray again!”
“Something is wrong with him psychologically”
The suspected gunman’s aunt, who asked not to be named, spoke exclusively to The US Sun in the hours following Kelly’s arrest.
When asked if she felt he was sane during the alleged shooting, his aunt said, “No, he wasn’t. He’s not.”
“I found out tonight. I’m just as shocked as everyone else,” said the aunt, who asked not to be named.
“The only person who knows what’s going on with Ezekiel is Ezekiel.
“He has a lot to do, a lot of deaths around him.
“He wasn’t just walking around doing something for fun. Something is wrong with him mentally, he needs help.
“It’s hard to survive here, especially when you don’t know who your daddy is. And you’re dealing with these deaths.
“I’m his aunt. I hate that people have lost their lives. I sympathize and sympathize but I haven’t heard from him.”
‘ARMED AND DANGEROUS’
The terror in Memphis began Wednesday afternoon when Kelly reportedly began live streaming his shootings.
Graphic video from around 4:30 p.m. local time on Wednesday showed what Kelly appeared to be as he allegedly shot random people while on Facebook Live.
His profanity-filled tirade, which included the message to his mother, was live-streamed seconds before he walked into an AutoZone and shot a man seemingly without warning.
Police said Kelly also stole a woman for her vehicle and witnesses say the woman was shot.
Two people have died and one is injured, although police have not yet confirmed Kelly’s responsibility for those victims.
Kelly then allegedly ambushed another vehicle, a Dodge Challenger, in Southaven, Mississippi.
He allegedly crashed that vehicle in the Ivan Road and Hodge Road area of Memphis, where he was taken into custody.
The Memphis Police Department had described Kelly as “armed and dangerous” before arresting him around 9:15 p.m.
KELLY WAS ALLEGED TO FIRST DEGREE MURDER
The US Sun can confirm that as of 2020, Kelly faces charges including first-degree criminal attempted murder, aggravated assault, use of a firearm with intent to commit a crime, and reckless endangerment.
Shelby County court documents show that he pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and the other charges were dismissed.
On April 6, 2021, he was sentenced to three years in the Shelby County Department of Corrections after being tried as an adult.
He was ordered to pay $12,389.50 in fines and costs – and had agreed to a payment plan.
Kelly was sentenced to three years in prison but was released on March 16, 2022.
Authorities had reportedly issued an arrest warrant for Kelly as of Wednesday morning, stemming from an incident that took place on February 3, 2020.
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