Man Killed In Downtown Drive-By
(Memphis) Memphis Police have charged three suspects they say are connected to a deadly shooting in downtown Memphis.
Mario Patterson, 23, and Dondre Johnson, 19, were both charged with first-degree murder in perpetration of robbery.
Jerrica Norfleet, 23, was charged with accessory after the fact first-degree murder.
MPD responded to the shooting at 1:48 Monday morning in the 200 block of South Main, near Martin Luther King Drive.
The 27-year-old victim, David Santucci, was walking down Main when police say the suspects fired shots from a car.
Doctors at the Med were unable to save him.
Witnesses outside a nearby club told police that Santucci was shot by someone inside a green Pontiac Grand Prix.
The car and a possible murder weapon were recovered a short time later in the Foote Homes area, where the three people were taken into custody.
MPD took three people in for questioning.
“If someone decides to be out that time of the night or the morning, it should be their prerogative. They should feel safe, walking, on their bike, what have you,” said Juanita Bailey, who lives downtown.
The shooting happened just three blocks away from Beale Street.