Arrest made in murder of teen in Memphis park; five others shot

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- An arrest has been made in the death of a teen in Memphis.

Marcus Malone, 17, was charged with second-degree murder, ten counts of attempted second-degree murder and ten counts of using a gun during a dangerous felony.

His aunt told WREG those charges just don't sound like her nephew.

"This boy is a good kid. He's a good kid," said Marsha Sanders.

WREG has learned Malone is a senior at Whitehaven High School. He's said to be a talented baseball player and a good student, who had plans of becoming an engineer in the military.

"He didn't have a reason to do any of this. What reason would he have with what he got going on to be in the middle of that?" asked Sanders.

Alana Tello, 16, was killed in Zodiac Park Tuesday.

Five others, ages 16 to 21, were rushed to different hospitals.

All are recovering.

Two of them also students at Horn Lake High School.

She and her friends were said to be there for a planned fight, but then a group of people with bandanas walked up and started firing shots.

Among that second group was Malone, police said.

WREG has heard a number of stories on what this planned fight was about. We also uncovered provoking social media posts from the night of the shooting.

Some posts showed Tello flipping off the camera and telling two other girls to come at them.

She also posted a picture of bloody knuckles and used expletives.

"God bless her family. God bless mine, but she wasn't an angel," said Sanders.

Sanders went on to say her nephew didn't know Tello and didn't pull the trigger.

Tello's friends also told WREG's Bridget Chapman they had never heard of Malone before either.