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Arrest In Easter Murder Of Memphis Teen

(Memphis) A 21-year-old Memphis man faces first degree murder charges in the shooting of a 17-year-old in Frayser over the weekend.

Lamarcus Odom was found dead in a stairway at the Pershing Park Apartments.

“Why, why, why they had to kill him? Why? My son,” Vernardica Odom said. “They took my son away. He wasn’t nothing but 17.”

Police say Mario Yancey and Odom had argued previously and Yancey went to Odom’s complex to confront him.

“I’m going to miss him cause last time I talked to him he told me he loved me and I told him I love him too,” Christie Odom, the victim’s sister, said.

The family is having a fish-fry fundraiser to help cover funeral costs Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Madea’s Restaurant (2665 Overton Crossing Street).

Read: Victim’s family talks about loss of teenager

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