Toddler killed by ‘celebratory gunfire’ on New Year’s Eve

MEMPHIS, TN – A 3-year-old boy was fatally hit by a stray bullet while at home during what authorities believe was a case of “celebratory gunfire” for the New Year’s Eve in Memphis, Tennessee. In an incident on Sunday around 6.pm, a bullet flew in through the window of the boy’s family’s apartment in Northeast Memphis and struck the toddler, identified as Brayden Smith, as per the police. Brayden was immediately taken to Le Bonheur …

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Toddler on life support after getting hit by stray bullet

MEMPHIS, TN – A neighborhood’s festive merrymaking ended in tragedy on New Year’s Eve when a stray bullet struck a toddler, leaving him on life support. Taysha Davis, the grandmother of the 3-year-old victim, Brayden Smith, is now imploring the unnamed shooter to turn themselves into the Memphis Police Department. The kid was reportedly playing in his grandmother’s apartment at about 6 p.m. when a shot, thought to be part of New Year’s Eve celebrations, …

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Shooting at Sonic Drive-In kills teen

MEMPHIS, TN – A 55-year-old man is now behind bars on first-degree murder charges, along with attempted murder. He was arrested after allegedly shooting a teen suspected of burglarizing a car in Memphis, according to local law enforcement. The suspect, Timothy Moore, is also facing separate charges for firearms-related offenses. These include having a firearm despite his history as a convicted felon and utilizing a firearm as an intent to commit a deadly crime. The …

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FexEx employee dies in workplace accident

MEMPHIS, TN – A FedEx employee succumbed to her injuries after an accident at the FedEx World Hub in Memphis, marking the fifth fatality at the location since 2017. The Memphis Police responded to a call regarding a work-related accident at the FedEx World Hub on Sprankel Avenue late on Wednesday. An injured female employee was transported to the hospital in a critical state, where she was later pronounced dead. Various reports and social media …

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Three women killed in shooting spree

MEMPHIS, TN – A man from Tennessee, implicated in the murders of multiple women and girls in Memphis, was found dead on Sunday morning, ending a city-wide manhunt involving multiple law enforcement agencies. The Memphis police department identified the deceased as Mavis Christian Jr., 52. His body was discovered around 3:31 a.m. inside a white Chevrolet Malibu, the same vehicle he allegedly used to escape from each crime scene. Preliminary findings suggest Christian died from …

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Hospital employee shot dead in front of his wife and 2-year-old child

MEMPHIS, TN – Two individuals are currently in custody after a fatal shooting that took the life of an employee of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The incident occurred on Sunday night near Tom Lee Park in downtown Memphis. 32-year-old Alexander Bulakhov was on an evening walk with his wife and their 2-year-old child when they were approached by an individual wielding a gun. According to the police, the armed suspect was wearing a ski …

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Major rescue operation saves 13 children

MEMPHIS, TN – Thirteen children, previously reported missing and identified as high-risk for human trafficking, have been rescued in a major operation in Memphis, Tennessee. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI), in collaboration with the U.S. Marshals Service, Homeland Security Investigations, Memphis Police Department, and Tennessee Department of Children’s Services, spearheaded the two-day mission, known as “Operation Not for Sale.” Dr. John DeGarmo, founder and director of the Foster Care Institute, explained that children from …

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Suspect arrested after shooting near high school leads to horrific car crash

MEMPHIS, TN – A suspect is in custody following a shooting incident that resulted in a car crash near Whitehaven High School, leaving two teenagers injured and a vehicle lodged in a brick wall, according to Memphis Police Department (MPD). The incident unfolded in a matter of minutes, causing a wave of panic in the Whitehaven community. The shooting was initially reported near Elvis Presley Boulevard and McClure Avenue, just moments before the high school …

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Man goes to shoot up former elementary school and is shot by police

A man armed with a gun, who reportedly fired shots and attempted to gain entry into a Jewish school in Memphis, is now in critical condition after being shot by a police officer during a traffic stop, according to local law enforcement. The incident occurred shortly after midday on Monday when Memphis Police Department received a call about an unidentified man discharging his firearm outside Margolin Hebrew Academy. The police confirmed that no one was …

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Two men with lengthy criminal records arrested for kidnapping, sexual assault, and fraud

On Wednesday, May 5, two men from Chattanooga, Tennessee, 36-year-old Joseph Farmer and 27-year-old Trevor Casteel, were charged with a slew of crimes, including rape and kidnapping. The victims in this harrowing case are a Kentucky college student, 18 years of age, who had been visiting downtown Nashville. Investigators followed up with the victim’s accounts and it became evident that the suspect’s misconduct did not begin with the kidnapping. At a bar on Broadway Street, …

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