Two Men Shot at Frayser Stoplight, Drive Home For Help

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(Memphis) Police are on the hunt for who shot and killed a man and badly injured another in Frayser early Sunday morning.

A few tire tracks in a front yard on Dellwood mark where 23-year-old Deandre Mickens died.

His family says he was riding in a car with his friend.

The two stopped at the light at Delano and Overton Crossing when a group of men walked up the car and started shooting.

A bullet also struck Mickens’ friend in the upper body, but he managed to drive to a home in the 1700 block of Dellwood for help.

Some neighbors didn’t want to be identified, but say they woke up to what sounded like a war; gun shots, a car screech and screams for help.

“He was telling his dad ‘I’m shot’, and was letting him know his friend was in the car. He wouldn’t wake up nothing, because he was dead,” said a neighbor.

She and her kids looked out the window and spotted Mickens, slumped over, bleeding, not breathing in the front seat.

“They cried. They didn’t want to see anymore. They even saw when they picked him up and put him in the coroner’s van,” recalled the neighbor.

Neighbor Shean Bell didn’t hear any of the chaos, but woke up to a sea of police lights outside his front window.

“It’s senseless, the killing that’s going on. As black people we need to do better for ourselves,” said Bell.

The dad of two little girls says sadly, he’s used to use to hearing shots in the neighborhood, but he doesn’t want his girls to be.

“I don’t think anybody wants their kids to grow up in an environment where you got to be scared,” said Bell.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH.


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