Robbery And Shooting Rattles Normally Quiet East Memphis Neighborhood

Posted on: 2:17 pm, January 13, 2014, by , updated on: 05:23pm, January 13, 2014

(Memphis) Memphis police are looking for two masked men who robbed and shot a man early Monday morning in East Memphis.

Police say the man and a woman were ambushed while sitting in his truck at a house on Fenwick Road, on the edge of Chickasaw Gardens.

They say the man got out of the truck and gave the robbers some cash and that’s when he was shot in the leg.

The shooting victim is already home from the hospital, but his family is still too shaken up to talk about what happened.

Neighbors say their quiet neighborhood doesn’t feel so safe any more.

“You’ve got to look out for each other and this is just a lesson in that,” said Dana Mansolillo.

The suspects were wearing black hoodies and blue bandanas.

They were last seen driving away in a blue or black Acura.

If you know anything, call Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH.


  • Nonya Bidness says:

    The rot creeps eastward!

  • Memphisfan says:

    That is horrible, but that is anything but a quiet neighborhood. Fenwick has a lot of through-traffic, despite backing up to Chickasaw Gardens. Lots of crime in the area. Not good to be sitting in your car very late at night or early morning. One of my family members had a similar thing happen, but fortunately, no shooting. Hope they catch the criminals.

    • Sherry says:

      Shot in front of his own home. Time to move the heck out, if you asked me. The thugs can have Memphis. I wonder why the Hickory Hill Sears store and the Winchester Target stores closed…any guesses. If you said shoplifting you would be correct. I see J.C. Pennys closing soon too.

  • bmw120 says:

    sounds more like a drug deal gone wrong.

  • toby says:

    Memfrica movin east!!

  • Sportzfanz says:

    Anyone who hates Elvis can’t be any good!

  • toby says:

    Top 25 most dangerous hoods in the USA are ALL BLACK!!!

    Can’t explain that can you Elvis?

    • 1midtownmike says:

      HatesElvis? More like HatesWhitePeoples.

    • Kellogs says:

      I use to work around criminals everyday and guess what, there were multiple races locked up behind bars. So the people on here trying to make everything racial needs to take a good look at your own race..if I took each and every one of you on a tour through the system you would keep your mouth closed because of the shameful acts committed by these individuals.

  • Sherry says:

    Memphis has been ruined. People, white and black are leaving in record numbers. It’s a cesspool run by thugs and I’m glad that I moved away years ago.

    • Mph Pride says:

      If you left why are you commenting? You want the other racist to add your name to their list. One thing for sure there is definite a place in hell for you and all your racist friends.

  • Chamas says:

    HatesElvis is a troll. LOL

  • Brenda Bucks says:

    They were good boys, never hurt nobody. Would do anything for everybody.

  • Joe Censored says:

    That is not east Memphis… Not exactly what could be described as a “good” neighborhood, either.

    Sounds like somebody didn’t want to pay the dope man!!!

    Memphis Representing!!!

  • AlphaNilla says:

    The 2 suspects described are described as wearing “black hoodies and blue bandanas”. The offender’s race was not specified.

  • Tim says:

    East Memphis? You mean on the edge of the Mound…

  • MikeBarret says:

    Ain’t nothin but more thugs shooting thugs. Wall the whole city off let nature take its course.

  • debra says:

    So glad to be back to the east coast. I feel so much safer living in new york than the hood of shelby county and away from all the corrupt police department and the corrupt city coucil.

  • 666 says:

    get a map

  • Jimmy says:

    The two robbers are both black, Alphanilla….nice try though.

    • AlphaNilla says:

      No shit Jimmy- any idiot can figure that out. I was simply stating that the news report did not specify race in their description of the assailants.

  • Nonya Bidness says:

    It ain’t crime ….. it’s culture!

  • +9@) says:

    They’re probably crips because of the color blue. That is their gang’s color.

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