Riot erupts after man is killed during dispute over woman

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — One person was stabbed and killed in the 5000 block of Dianne Monday afternoon.

Family members say the man who was killed was 23-year-old Stephen Wright.

Witnesses told WREG Wright was involved in a dispute with another man when a woman ran up and stabbed Wright, who was pronounced dead on the scene.

Police have not confirmed whether any arrests have been made, but several people were taken away in police squad cars.

WREG-TV’s Katie Rufener was there when a riot broke out among a large crowd of people.

Katie estimated as many as 30 people started fighting.

Police had to be called back to the street to break the fight up.

39 comments

    • Little Detroit

      One less Memphis thug off the streets of Memphis. Chris you black folks keep shootin and stabbing each other there aint gonna be none of you all left. And yes I knows about the white boy who dun stabbed him mother….he be a thug too. 90 percent of the murders in Memphis in 2013 were black on black. However, blacks only make up 60 percent of the population of Memphis.. What black man will be gunned down or stabbed today? I wonder why Henri Brooks does not address the real be problem in Memphis. Black on black crime not the lack of black roofers employed by roofing companies.

      • Diarheesha Jackson

        If roofing companies hire more blacks, they’ll be rioting and stabbing eachother on your roof.

  • chris williams junior wears his grannies undies

    Trouble reading???

    Witnesses told WREG Wright was involved in a dispute with another man when a woman ran up and stabbed Wright, who was pronounced dead on the scene.

  • notaine

    Can’t explain how hurt and disappointed I feel right now. Please people let us talk, LISTEN and watch our children more to see where their head is. And please please pray over our children EVERYDAY. They will understand and thank us later..

  • Don

    Katie estimated as many as 30 people started fighting.

    Police had to be called back to the street to break the fight up.
    This kind of call the police generally stop and get a couple of doughnut while en route. By the time they get there, all of the combatants are tired and all the police have to do is put the cuffs on and drag them away to the pokey.

    Another one has bit the dust….

  • Kay

    The fight is absolutely barbaric , out of control, no wonder the police get tired and try to find other jobs.over and over,same thing, the video of the fight on the news was horrible, just like
    Barbarians, crazy, and for what, what good did it do,police should have locked everyone in that fight up, apalling.

  • shun

    Stephen Wright was a good boy dnt comment on something u dont know him none of u do he was a good boy at da wrong time I been friends with him n sisters for 14yrs I just can’t believe he gone if u don’t have nothing nice to say ur tongue is like opinion keep it to urself RIP baby boy we will miss u boo love u so much

  • JoeBo&Johnlickscocks

    Shun I bet all of you were attendees in the MCS system. I can tell by your wonderful Ebonics. Did you go to Ghetto University?

  • Racedoesn;t matter

    All of you are dumb!!!!!!! Every race has crime. Its just not the black on black crime. What about the other races that go around shooting up schools. What race are they? Stupid Idiots!!!

    • mr matt

      another delutional denier…a crazy white kid could shoot up a differant school everyday and wouldnt be able to keep pace with ni@@ers. i suggest you check out some stats from the FBIs web page before you prove yourself to be the idiot

  • B.

    SMH! Everyone on here is ridiculous and should be ashamed. You start to see shit differently when it’s your own family being ridiculed while their grieving as opposed to someone you don’t know. If you’re so knowledgeable about the socioeconomic dynamics regarding crime in this country then you would also inform yourself on how far-fetched the media can be. People sicken me. Both black and white. We are the death of ourselves and there’s no other way you can twist and shake that to make me believe it’s one or the other.

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