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Police: Boys & Girls Club shooter captured


MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The man responsible for opening fire outside the Boys & Girls Club last week has been taken into custody, police say.

A witness identified Derek Adams as the lone gunman who pulled a gun outside the building in the 3900 block of Tchulahoma Road on September 27.

A 26-year-old male was shot and rushed to the hospital.

Adams reportedly fled the scene in a white, older model car.

On Friday, officers received a tip their suspect was inside an apartment at The Madison at Cypress Lakes.

When officers knocked on the door, they said they heard movement inside the house.

Fifteen minutes later, Adams opened the door and surrendered to police.

It was at that point, officers detected the smell of marijuana coming from inside the home.

A search warrant recovered six large plastic baggies with what appeared to be marijuana stuffed inside, two empty AK magazines, an Ak drum magazine loaded, and a black Glock 23 .40 caliber handgun loaded with one round in the chamber and six rounds in the magazine.

They also found several Hydrocodone pills and a digital scale.