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.


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