Four teens charged in Kroger attack

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Memphis Police have arrested and charged three juveniles in connection with Saturday's attack of three people in a Kroger parking lot.

A 15-year-old is charged with aggravated riot, and acting in concert: to wit aggravated assault.

According to Mayor Wharton, the teen was out on gun related charges at the time of the attack.

Wharton said the teen was not enrolled in school and his mother was previously charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

A juvenile court judge ordered the teen held.

There was no parent at the teen's hearing.

Police have said the suspect is the individual seen in witness video wearing a lime green shirt.

Another 16-year-old is also charged with aggravated riot, and acting in concert: to wit aggravated assault.

A 15-year-old and 17-year-old are also with aggravated riot.

Click here to see video and read a witness account of what happened.

102 comments

  • Reality Check

    No one has mentioned what hero’s these two Kroger employees are for helping the guy being beaten by these cowards.

    • Chris McCoy

      I agree after watching the video again today I noticed how they helped him, and I noticed how the guard although filming with his camera at first, gave his camera to the girl filming in order to chase them off and said get your a** back. I also noticed them attacking a black employee in a yellow vest. Although the girl didn’t stay focused on it but a second. Was it racially motivated by them probably so, but everyone should note the blacks that stepped up to help this white boy. Needless to say white race or black race there are good and bad people in both. Don’t blame one whole race for another persons actions. I think this is the lesson we all could learn from this.

    • test tube baby

      I was attempting to post a link that the grandmother of a suspect is who turned him in. I guess I can’t post links.

    • Cindy

      What an ASSININE thing to say. So presumptuous! Of course we care! Good for Granma. At least somebody in that family has some morals and good sense!

  • Joe

    The blacks were only attacked because they were defending WHITE customers who were being attacked! This was obviously a racial attack. I’m sure the local media will do their best, though, to make sure everyone knows that race had absolutely nothing to do with it. National media won’t even touch it.

  • samcro07

    ‘”Pants UP, Don’t LOOT”. Where is Jessie Jackson now? It’s funny how 13% of the population cause 100% of the race problems in this country.

    It is not safe to go in any 5 mile radius of streets named Martin Luther King Way\Ave\St\Rd in any city in the US. Who do these blacks think they are fooling? Do a ride along with a cop some night and see the low-life black scum they have to deal with

  • TheObserver

    I am truly appalled by what I saw on television. Every rabid one of them should be arrested and charged (those filming, laughing, watching and most definitely participating). They should be charged under the RICO-organized crime act (Family MOB-gangs). Parents should be held liable for any and all damages. Kroger should sue parents for the potential lost of revenue.

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