Woman’s Death At South Memphis Apt. Complex Brings Large Police Response

(Memphis) Police are investigating the death of a South Memphis woman.

Right now, they aren’t sure how the woman died and aren’t looking for any suspects.

But the force Memphis police brought to the scene questions the sheer safety of the neighborhood.

Sunday, it looked like a war zone at the Warren apartments off Clementine and Elvis Presley.

“I’m scared for my life. People getting this tax money, they’re going crazy,” said Kristal Eddins who lives at the Warren Apartments.

Sunday, Memphis police officers with assault rifles stood guard and walked through the complex as dozens of other officers looked into what caused a 22-year-old mother to die in her home.

Neighbors say they heard the woman arguing with her boyfriend earlier.

“You know, I’m tired of this. Leave me alone, I can’t take this no more,” recalled Eddins.

Police took that man in for questioning, but don’t believe he is a suspect or was at home when she died.

Because of the woman’s age, they are treating her death as a homicide.

Cops, crime tape and a coroner’s van took over the neighborhood, while small children played in the grass and looked on like they were just watching TV.

Eddins kept her one-year-old daughter and five year-old-son inside, “He sees stuff like this every day. It’s just ridiculous. Every time you turn around.”

In less than a year and a half, the apartment complex has also been the scene of a shooting where a bullet pierced through a toddler’s tiny arm, and where a pregnant woman wanted for burglary jumped from a window to escape officers.

“I don’t know, I don’t know, it’s ridiculous,” said Eddins.

But what the mom of two does know, she wants to move, “I have kids, I am scared for my life.”


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