Man Murdered at Doorstep After Chase in Orange Mound
(Memphis) A 62-year-old man was killed from an apparent gunshot wound Wednesday afternoon on Douglass Avenue in Orange Mound.
Memphis police said that at around 4:20p.m., they responded to the 2300 block of Douglass Avenue to find the man dead on the scene.
Neighbors who refused to be recorded said they saw him driving his white car, being chased by two suspects. They said the man pulled into his sister’s driveway, got out of the car and ran to the door, when he was shot. They said he then collapsed inside.
“He was just a nice person. God-fearing. Wouldn’t bother nobody,” said Phyllis Williams, the victim’s sister.
She said her brother, Wayne Williams, was a retired electrician.
She said he usually parked on the street when visiting his sisters, so she said, “he must have seen some trouble somewhere, because he must have been running for him to pull up in his driveway like that.”
His other sister, Sandra Hodges, pleaded the public for any information.
“My brother was just killed on Douglass Avenue. Please, please. If anybody knows anything, please,” Hodges said.
One neighbor said she saw the two suspects run in opposite directions on Douglass Avenue. No official suspect description is available.
“I want them to catch the ones that did this to him. And bring them to justice,” said Phyllis Williams.
The Williams family has already buried two family members this year, due to illnesses. Another one of their brothers was shot and killed in the 1970’s.