A GUNMAN has been arrested after allegedly shooting at several people while streaming on Facebook Live.
The Memphis Police Department has confirmed that 19-year-old Ezekiel Kelly is in custody after the suspect reportedly opened fire at multiple locations around the city Wednesday night.
In a graphic video shared on social media, the man could be seen getting out of the car as he headed out on a run filled with expletives: “This s*** is for real” before walking in went to a store and apparently a man shot without warning.
The University of Memphis has been placed under a temporary lockdown after gunfire rang out near the campus, according to an alert sent to students and faculty.
The city’s on-site placement order was lifted after Kelly’s arrest after he vandalized a vehicle, allowing police to apprehend him.
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Eliza Fletcher’s kidnapping
Eliza Fletcher made headlines just last weekend when she was kidnapped on the University of Memphis campus during her morning run.
Disturbing surveillance footage captured Fletcher, a multimillion-dollar heiress to a hardware fortune, jogging just before she was forced into a dark-colored SUV.
A search was quickly launched and the police were later joined by the FBI and TBI.
However, on September 5, authorities found a body near Victor Street and Person Avenue in South Memphis.
The remains have been identified as Fletcher’s.
Who was Eliza Fletcher?
Eliza Fletcher was known as a teacher, avid sportswoman, leader of her church community, loving wife and loving mother.
She went to Baylor University and earned a BS in Exercise Science followed by an MA in Teaching from Belmont University.
She then married her husband Ritchie Fletcher in April 2014 and had two sons.
moment of capture
A video shared by FOX13 shows the moment suspect Ezekiel Kelly was arrested by Memphis police.
“Memphis is tired right now”
Joyce Peterson, a journalist on WMC Action News 5 live television, broke down in tears as she discussed tonight’s events.
“Memphis is tired right now,” Joyce exclaimed.
The presenter cried as she mentioned Eliza Fletcher, the Memphis teacher who was kidnapped and murdered over the weekend.
“It’s difficult right now. Bear with me, it’s a very difficult night.”
A picture of the suspect was taken after his arrest, smiling at the camera in the back of the police car.
number of dead
Memphis police said two were dead and one injured.
Police have not confirmed that Kelly is responsible for all of the victims.
Police say the gunman’s rampage began around 4:30 p.m. when a man was reportedly shot in the side.
Spree then moved to a nearby gas station before the suspect moved on to other crime scenes – including a possible theft car.
The suspect started in a blue vehicle before hijacking a gray Toyota and eventually hijacking a Dodge Challenger.
Police eventually caught the man at Ivan and Hodge’s home in a Memphis neighborhood after the suspected gunman was involved in a car accident.
The arrest warrant was issued this morning
An arrest warrant for Ezekiel Kelly was issued this morning on 2020 charges including criminal attempted murder in the first degree, aggravated assault, use of a firearm with intent to commit a crime and reckless endangerment.
Memphis police confirm Ezekiel Kelly is in custody.
The house ban order was lifted for the city.
The US Sun can confirm that suspect Ezekiel Kelly has been charged as of 2020 including criminal attempted murder in the first degree, 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, Kelly was sentenced to three years in prison in the Shelby County Department of Corrections after being tried as an adult.
He was ordered to pay fines and costs of $12,389.50 and agreed to a payment plan.
Suspect is injured
Police currently have suspect Ezekiel Kelly in custody and the 19-year-old is reported to have injuries from the car accident.
SUSPECT IS ARRESTED
The DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office reports that Ezekiel Kelly has been arrested and is now in custody.
Ezekiel overturned the car
The 19-year-old suspect reportedly crashed into a vehicle in the area near Ivan and Hodge, prompting Memphis police to advise residents to stay indoors
At the last report, Ezekiel is still in the wrecked vehicle.
Ezekiel Kelly is in a stalemate, according to WREG.
The suspect refuses to get out of the vehicle despite being surrounded by police.
Memphis Police say the SWAT team was contacted.
Ivan and Hodge
Memphis Police say residents in the Ivan Road and Hodge Road area should stay indoors.
At the state border
The DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office says Ezekiel Kelly was last sighted near Interstate 55 and Stateline Road.
Ezekiel is reportedly on his way back to Memphis at the moment.
The gray Toyota that the suspect Ezekiel Kelly now drives is believed to have been stolen with the car.
Shootouts are random
The shootings so far are believed to have been random, and there are four crime scenes in Memphis.
Facebook live video
In the Facebook Live video, the man appears to enter an Autozone store before pointing a gun at someone and pulling the trigger.
In the video, the man claims to have shot five people.
suspect in picture
The Memphis Police Department has identified the suspected shooter as 19-year-old Ezekiel Kelly.
Delta Fair was locked down
The Tennessee Delta Fair has been suspended, the fair’s Public Information Officer told FOX13.
The fair reopened a short time later, and people were allowed to leave once Shelby County Sheriff officials were on site.
Suspect in a gray Toyota
Memphis police say Ezekiel Kelly is in a gray car with an Arkansas license plate.
“If this suspect is seen, call 911 immediately.”
Public transport is blocked
MATA trolley and bus services have been suspended indefinitely while police continue to search for the suspect.
“In lieu of the current threat announced by the Memphis Police Department regarding an active shooter in the Memphis area,” MATA said in a press release.
“MATA’s trolley and bus services will be suspended indefinitely. MATA executives are acting with great caution and concern for the safety of their drivers and passengers.”
University in lockdown
The University of Memphis went into lockdown after gunfire rang out near campus, according to a warning sent to students and faculty.
“All the doors of the university have been locked for security reasons.”
Warnings to stay indoors
Memphis residents are warned stay inside and away from the area while the police continue their investigation.
“If you don’t need to be outside, stay inside until the issue is resolved.”
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