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Po­lice seek­ing sus­pect in Thurs­day night I-240 shoot­ing as vic­tim im­proves

The con­di­tion of the vic­tim in a shoot­ing on In­ter­state 240 at Wal­nut Grove Thurs­day even­ing has im­proved to non­crit­i­cal as po­lice con­tinue to seek a sus­pect.

The uniden­ti­fied vic­tim was shot at the Wal­nut Grove exit about 9 p.m. It was the sec­ond in­ter­state shoot­ing Thurs­day, fol­low­ing an in­ci­dent on In­ter­state 40 near Austin Peay Thurs­day af­ter­noon in which a per­son was grazed. Po­lice think that in­ci­dent may have stemmed from road rage.

In the Thurs­day night in­ci­dent on I-240, MPD says the sus­pect or sus­pects may have been driv­ing a black Nis­san Al­tima.

Po­lice are un­sure what pre­ceded the shoot­ing.

In yet an­other high­way in­ci­dent, three peo­ple were shot at I-40 and North Watkins Tues­day in a stolen car. Two of the vic­tims were taken to Re­gional One Hospi­tal, one in crit­i­cal con­di­tion and the other in non­crit­i­cal. A third vic­tim was taken to Le Bon­heur Chil­dren’s Hospi­tal in non­crit­i­cal.

Two other peo­ple, both males, were in the car. Two of the oc­cu­pants, in­clud­ing one of those in­jured, were charged with auto theft.

Po­lice have iden­ti­fied Keyshon Parham, 19, as the shooter in that in­ci­dent.

As a re­sult of the shoot­ings, MPD is step­ping up pa­trols on high­ways. Di­rec­tor Mike Rallings has asked the Shelby County Sher­iff’s Depart­ment and the Ten­nessee High­way Pa­trol to as­sist.

“Be pre­pared to see more of­fi­cers on the in­ter­state,” MPD said in a tweet. “Ad­di­tional pa­trols will be trav­el­ing the road­ways and posted at var­i­ous lo­ca­tions. If you see ag­gres­sive driv­ers or wit­ness a crime, call Com­mu­ni­ca­tions im­me­di­ately. 901-545-COPS or 911 for emer­gen­cies.”

Two ju­ve­niles charged with car­jack­ing af­ter woman knocked to ground

Po­lice have charged two ju­ve­niles with car­jack­ing af­ter a woman told of­fi­cers she was as­saulted and her car taken as she was reach­ing into the ve­hi­cle.

The vic­tim said two male ju­ve­niles ap­proached her as she was reach­ing into her black, two-door 2004 Audi A4 con­vert­ible about 2 p.m. Thurs­day. She said one of the sus­pects hit her in the face and knocked her to the ground be­fore tak­ing the ve­hi­cle.

Of­fi­cers later re­ceived in­for­ma­tion that the car was at the Marathon gas sta­tion at 639 East Shelby Drive. Re­spond­ing of­fi­cers found the car along with three ju­ve­niles. An in­ves­ti­ga­tion de­ter­mined two of the three ju­ve­niles were re­spon­si­ble for the car­jack­ing.

Both ju­ve­niles, each 16, were ar­rested and charged. Of­fi­cers de­ter­mined one of the ju­ve­niles also was re­spon­si­ble for a Septem­ber auto theft.

One ju­ve­nile was charged with Car­jack­ing, Act­ing in Con­cert – To Wit: Car­jack­ing and TOP over $10,000 (Mo­tor Ve­hi­cle) re­gard­ing the pre­vi­ous auto theft.

The sec­ond ju­ve­nile was charged with Car­jack­ing, Act­ing in Con­cert – To Wit: Car­jack­ing.

They were trans­ported to ju­ve­nile court.

Sher­iff’s Of­fice in­ves­ti­gat­ing homi­cide near Atoka

The Shelby County Sher­iff’s Of­fice in­ves­ti­gated a homi­cide Thurs­day in the area of Tracey Road and Portersville Road near Atoka, ac­cord­ing to a post on Twit­ter shortly be­fore noon Thurs­day.

At the time, Lt. An­thony Buck­ner told the Com­mer­cial Ap­peal there was a large po­lice pres­ence in the area and of­fi­cers were ac­tively search­ing for the sus­pects. Of­fi­cers blocked off the en­trance to Tracey Road.

One per­son was shot, ac­cord­ing to Buck­ner.

Of­fi­cers be­lieve the sus­pects fled to the sur­round­ing area.

Buck­ner said of­fi­cers from Tip­ton County were at the scene ini­tially.

Deputies searched the area for sus­pects. Any­one with in­for­ma­tion can contact law en­force­ment or call 901528-CASH.

DeSoto au­thor­i­ties ar­rest South Carolina fugi­tive in traf­fic stop

DeSoto County sher­iff ’s deputies Fri­day ar­rested a South Carolina fugi­tive wanted for kid­nap­ping and at­tempted mur­der fol­low­ing a rou­tine traf­fic stop.

Chief In­spec­tor Roger Hutchins said deputies made the stop on In­ter­state 55. They dis­cov­ered the driver, Joseph Dwain Bryan, was a vi­o­lent fugi­tive with out­stand­ing war­rants from Lau­rens County, South Carolina.

Hutchins said Bryan was taken into cus­tody and is be­ing held at the DeSoto County Jail in Her­nando while await­ing ex­tra­di­tion to South Carolina.

Po­lice: Woman posted nude pho­tos of boyfriend’s ex-girl­friend

Re­venge porn isn’t new and a Lake­land woman has learned it is il­le­gal.

Caprice Holmes, 22, has been charged with un­law­ful ex­po­sure af­ter al­legedly post­ing nude pic­tures of her boyfriend’s ex-girl­friend on Face­book.

The ex-girl­friend re­ported to Mem­phis po­lice on Oct. 9 that Holmes had posted the pic­tures in re­tal­i­a­tion be­cause she was an­gry, ac­cord­ing to court doc­u­ments.

The woman told po­lice that the pic­tures were posted with­out her per­mis­sion, that they could have been seen by Holmes’ friends and that peo­pled had com­mented on them, af­fi­davit said.

The vic­tim said she was up­set and em­bar­rassed, the re­port said.

Holmes was ar­rested on Thurs­day and re­leased on Fri­day af­ter post­ing a $100 bond. The charge is a mis­de­meanor.



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