Arrests made in connection with downtown shooting and armed robberies
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A duo is locked up after police said they took part in a violent crime spree through downtown and Midtown.
Martemus Gillie, 23, is charged with especially aggravated robbery, aggravated assault and using a gun during a felony.
Mashonitruis Davis is charged with aggravated robbery.
On March 21, police said a man on Vance was shot by two men who tried to steal his car. The victim is recovering.
Several hours later two women told officers they were robbed at gunpoint near Front and Center. No one was injured.
Thirty minutes later, a man said an unknown man and woman robbed him outside his home in the 1600 block of Central. Right now, this is the only crime Davis is charged with.
The victim told WREG the suspects knocked on his car window when he pulled into the driveway asking for directions.
“That’s when he pulled out the gun and said give me your s***.She then rifled though my pocket,” said David Cummings. “For a second I thought do I chase them? Then I was like no, no, no. Get your stuff, go in the house and call 911.”
Police tracked one of the stolen credit cards to a East Memphis gas station. They pulled surveillance video and posted it on social media which generated tips and led to the arrest of Gillie and Davis.
Police say Gillie admitted to the last robbery.
Police have not released more information about any other suspects.