Woman turns herself in after uncle is shot to death

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- A man in anguish after finding his son shot to death outside their home on Coleman Street.

What's worse, David Foxx said it was another family member who pulled the trigger.

"My granddaughter did it."

Foxx told WREG he was in the back of his home watching TV late Thursday evening when his son Wayne Foxx started arguing with his 24-year-old niece. That's when he heard gunfire.

"I heard a shot and he came outside. Then I heard another shot and I said 'Let me see what is going on,' and when I got there he was lying in the yard facedown shot in the head."

"Mykita was taking up for Wayne's old lady."

Foxx's girlfriend said she saw Wayne hit the woman and then saw her grab a gun.

"I was trying to keep her from getting that gun. I did all I could and she had more than I did, and she got it from under the mattress."

Foxx said he hasn't talked to his granddaughter. After the shooting, she ran up the street. When police got to the home, they didn't find the gun.

Several hours later, she turned herself into police.

WREG was told the victim was getting ready to celebrate his 45th birthday.

"May 26. We talked about his birthday. We were suppose to be barbecuing."

Mykita Worthy was charged with second-degree murder and possession of/employing a firearm during the a dangerous felony.

This is the city's 64th homicide of the year.