Two Children Without Fathers After ‘Gang-Related’ Murders In Parkway Village

(Memphis) Sources close to the case told WREG Monday’s drive-by murder in Parkway Village area was gang-related, and the shooting is likely linked to another killing at a nearby gas station a month ago.

The drive-by killed 28-year-old Christopher Adair and injured another 23-year-old man.

No arrests have been made.

Teddy bears and flowers lie on Knight and Winchester at the spot where Adair was shot to death Monday.

It happened during evening rush hour. Kids were still playing outside.

Adair’s high school classmate was there, just feet from him, as he watched his friend fall to the ground.

“He was a good person. A really good person. He just got off work,” said Teire Thomas.

The sobs echoed as police tried to figure out what happened.

Investigators said Adair and a 23-year-old man were walking down the road when gunshots were fired from an old Ford Expedition.

Adair died within minutes, and the 23-year-old is expected to recover at Regional One Health.

Sources close to the case told WREG the drive-by could be connected to a gas station murder on Goodlett and Winchester on February 28 that left a a man dead and his fiancé injured.

Their 1-year-old baby was reportedly in the car, and barely missed the bullets.

“[Adair] had a baby on the way,” said Thomas. “He was trying to get his life together.”

Now, two children are without a father as another memorial sits off Winchester.

19 comments

    • bambam84

      Of course they see it. Fact of the matter is, they don’t care…Bad crime rates lead to higher grant payouts for the fuzz. They gotta bridge the gap somehow. And Brown will get d.a. Even though he “supposedly,” has a record now. Go figure. “Organized Politics.” You know where I’m going with that one. ;-)

  • Who Cares

    As long as the Gang Bangers are killing themselves and not hard working citizens, I’m good with it.

  • Learntowritefool

    Gang members killing gang members in Memphis? At least crime is down. And the moon is made of cheese too.

  • Tack

    Those children didn’t have “fathers” to begin with. The “minority” commrunity in Memphis is going to have to learn what Bill Cosby has been preaching…. that you cannot expect a good life doing what you are doing.

    • T.M

      Perhaps you should know what your talking about before you judge and make assumptions. Just to be clear the man who was killed was NOT a gang member. He was a hard working American citizen. Who played a VERY active role in his daughters life. He was an innocent bystander walking home from WORK when he was caught in the crossfire. People like you and the other ignorant people who made faceless comments are what’s wrong with the world to day. Not every black make is a young gang banging thug. Perhaps they are a young hard working man trying to break the stereotype that they are born to. And PERHAPS they have family members who love and care about them .
      Your lack of regard for the loss of a human life is disgusting. I pray that god have mercy on your soul. Or at the very least.. Opens your eyes.

    • T.M

      Perhaps you should know what your talking about before you judge and make assumptions. Just to be clear the man who was killed was NOT a gang member. He was a hard working American citizen. Who played a VERY active role in his daughters life. He was an innocent bystander walking home from WORK when he was caught in the crossfire. People like you and the other ignorant people who made fact less comments are what’s wrong with the world to day. Not every black male is a young gang banging thug. Perhaps they are a young hard working man trying to break the stereotypes that they face on a daily basis.And PERHAPS they have family members who love and care about them .
      Your lack of regard for the loss of a human life is disgusting. I pray that god have mercy on your soul. Or at the very least.. Opens your eyes.

  • Because I can

    @ Memphis Dad and Tack…How do you all know these men weren’t being fathers to their children? You all are being extremely judgemental. There are many fathers who live in the house with their children who are NOT “there” for the children. Meaning, there is no real relationship. The children don’t depend on the Father for emotional, spiritual or mental support but his paycheck contributes to them having a roof over their heads, food on the table and the lights stay on. GET OUT OF HERE ALREADY! Take SEVERAL SEATS both of you!!!! Speak on what you know! Thank You!!! Oan…I’m NOT related to anyone mentioned in the article. I just get tired of people always having something to say about things they don’t know about. Every BLACK man is not a poor example of a father. Every BLack young man living in the hood, is NOT a part of the hood!

  • Ricky

    One thing is for certain…. Black on black crime will only get worse. Who’s gonna kill who next? All this democrat on democrat violence gotta stop, yo’!

  • Watch Out?

    Don’t worry people, the world as we know will come to a end tonight. The dead will rise as flesh eaten zombies & put a stop to all this crime & begin the ending of Mankind………#ItsComing

    • Rod Sturtly

      As long as it happens after Amish Mafia is over. Memphis needs Lebanon Levi to take care of bidness wiff all dat gang and bangin’ mess. MmmmHmmm

  • Sunnie SoLovely Sunshine

    S.O.S….Saving Our Sons……should become our main focal point here in the County Of Shelby..Our Sons are dying of every ethnic to these cold cruel streets approximately every 15 mins…Some are young Fathers and some are not but nevertheless they are sons, brothers, nephews, uncles,….better yet your homie….Yes Young Blacks are Killing Blacks at a Rapid Speed without any “Remorse Nor Respect”…For Life…So this is why We Should Strategically Set Out to Overcome this Epidemic,that has somehow Manifested its way into Our Community and Now it is Wreaking Havoc Upon Our Children….We must All Come Together to “Defeat The Foe”…That Has Driven Us To “Death Moreso Than Life”… Itself….Lets start today….Lets set up a time and place to begin Combat….

  • Jymarra Thomas

    The Did Have A Father To Begin With U Dnt Know If He Was In Them Kids Life’s H Can’t Judge A Person But That 23 Year Old Person Was My Brother Never Had A Problem Like This To Happen But Everything Has Got To Stop Violence Is Not Right Put Them Guns Down And Be A Man And Fight With Them Fists That’s How I Feel!

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