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Man shot and killed at Hillview Apartments complex

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- A young man is dead after a shooting at a troubled apartment complex with a long criminal history.

The shooting happened at the Hillview Apartments in the 2100 block of Alcy.

Officers said the 18-year-old was rushed to the Regional Medical Center where he later died.

This is just the latest crime the MPD has been called to at this apartment complex. Just last week, WREG's Zaneta Lowe reported authorities have received more than 1800 calls to the Hillview Apartment complex in the past two years.

A closer look reveals from October first of 2015 to the same time this year, there were a total of 68 major crimes like robbery, aggravated assault and homicide.

The most common offense was burglary, followed by some type of theft.

WREG also spoke with Eureka, which took over the apartment complex in 2014. They said they've seen a reduction in crime since installing a system of SkyCop cameras. They also have access to license plate reader cameras that feed directly to the Real Time Crime Center.

The company has even hired out armed off-duty police officers and added a curfew.

Eureka Multi-Family Group also says it's initiated the following at Hillview:

  • We have partnered with a non-profit agency Giving Youth a Chance to provide after-school feeding program – currently feeding 100+ kids every school day.  The agency also provides daily meals and snacks during summer school break.
  • Due to the federal mandate from Health and Human Services, adult recipients of SNAP (food stamp benefits) must work 20 hours per week or attend class.  Hillview’s office staff has been assisting residents of the program by providing job search materials and job placement opportunities.
  • Local partnership with churches in the area to provide youth program and outreach (i.e. Help Outreach Ministries, Bless The Children Daycare)