The Commercial Appeal

Second man arrested for role in Whitehaven club shooting

- Lucas Finton

A second person has been arrested and is charged with second-degree murder after a shooting at a nightclub Sunday morning that left 10 people injured and one dead.

Memphis Police Department said 21year-old Ladarious Marion pulled the trigger on a rifle used in the shootings. He has also been charged with five counts of attempted second-degree murder and five counts of employment of a weapon during a dangerous felony.

In the early hours of Sunday morning, around 12:40 a.m., Memphis police responded to a shooting at Live Lounge in Whitehaven. Two women were found in critical condition on scene when officers arrived.

Officers then responded to another location, at Shelby and Boeingshir­e, where a car with four people was found. The three people were taken to Regional One Hospital in critical condition and one man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Five other people were taken to various hospitals, MPD public informatio­n officer Sgt. Louis Brownlee said.

According to Brownlee, the man pronounced dead was 23 years old. The women injured were 21, 18, 25 and 22 years old and the men injured were 25, 19, 24, 30, 25 and 22 years old.

Five of the victims that were admitted to the hospital in non-critical condition have all been released, but the five in critical condition remain hospitaliz­ed.

Julius Michael Freeman, also 21 years old, surrendere­d to police Monday morning and police said he was the person to hand a rifle to Marion. Freeman also told police, according to his arrest affidavit, that he drove the car away from the lounge.

Freeman is due in court Tuesday morning.

Lucas Finton can be reached at Lucas.finton@commercial­

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