Suspect Arrested In Murder of B.B. Cunningham
(Memphis) Memphis Police have arrested a suspect in a double shooting in East Memphis that left a well-known Memphis musician and a 16-year-old dead.
22-year-old Dock Britt was arrested late Sunday night and charged with First Degree Murder and Attempted First Degree Murder.
Right now, he’s only facing murder charges for B.B. Cunningham’s death.
He is not charged with the murder of the 16-year-old.
The shooting happened early Sunday morning at the Cherrycrest Apartments on Cherry Rd. near Kimball Ave.
“The whole area was taped off. I don’t know what was going on,” said resident Irran Davis.
Investigators say 70-year-old Memphis musician B.B. Cunningham was working as a security guard when he came out to the courtyard to help after he heard gun shots sound off.
But when police arrived, they found the elderly security officer and a 16-year-old boy shot to death.
“I’m moving out of the apartments,” said Davis.
Cunningham is a member of Jerry Lee Lewis’ Band
It’s not so easy for Leslie Sharp who lives in the area.
“I’m 76 years old and I’m going to try to stay here,” said Sharp.
Sharp’s lived in the neighborhood for forty years. He tells us, he’s not surprised by the shooting, but believes, “it’s too close to my house for comfort.”