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Community grieves for murdered man in Orange Mound

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- A Frayser mother believes her son is being framed for the murder of an Orange Mound man after witnesses say an argument over beer turned deadly.

Police arrested 19-year-old Terrion Flowers for the murder of 56-year-old Bobby Woods.

Woods was reportedly walking home from a convenience store. He was just yards from his home when Flowers allegedly shot and killed him.

Witnesses said Flowers got upset with Woods because he refused to buy him a beer

A woman who identified herself as Terrion`s mother walked up to WREG cameras, to get some things off her chest.

She said her son didn`t know Woods and had no reason to kill him.

"He was afraid for his life. He was there when it happened. These people don`t know him, so they are going to accuse him. Don`t assassinate his character."

The woman who asked us to refer to her as Ms. Bell said her son isn`t even from Orange Mound.

She said he was just visiting his girlfriend and ended up in the wrong place at the wrong time.

"He doesn`t know anything about over here ma`am. We are not from this perimeter. We don`t get down like this rock like this or nothing."

As this mother struggled with her son's arrest, a grief-stricken community is coming to grips with Woods' death.

"Around here we know him as Uncle Bobby, and he watched a lot of us grow up," said Jeffrey Gloston.

Now, Uncle Bobby the man who raised a neighborhood will have to be buried.

It's a task no one was prepared to take on so soon.

"Bobby was a good dude, a working man, a father, a brother. He`s something to everybody."