Police say 19-year-old Memphis shooting suspect is in custody


The University of Memphis sent a message to students saying a shooting had been reported near campus. Rhodes College, which is about 4 miles from the university, has advised students on and off campus to shelter in place.

The area where Kelly was arrested was about 11 miles from the University of Memphis and about 12 miles from Rhodes College.

“If you don’t have to go outside, stay inside until this is resolved,” Memphis police said on Twitter, ahead of the arrest.

Rudolph told WMC-TV that police do not know the motive for the shooting.

Anyone with information has been asked to call 911.

Memphis has recently been rocked by several high-profile killings in recent weeks, including the shooting of a pastor during a daylight carjacking in his driveway, the shooting of an activist during a row over money and the murder of a woman who was kidnapped while she was on a run before dawn.

Court records show that in February 2020 Kelly, then 17, was charged as an adult with attempted first degree murder, aggravated assault, use of a firearm to commit dangerous crime and reckless endangerment with deadly weapon. The circumstances of the case were not immediately known.

Records show he pleaded guilty to three years in prison. It was not immediately clear how much of the sentence he had served.

Adrian Sainz, Associated Press


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