City Watch Alert Canceled: 18-year-old called girlfriend saying he’d been shot

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A City Watch Alert that was issued for an 18-year-old who police said could be seriously injured has been canceled.

WREG got in contact with Cedric Richardson’s mother who said her son contacted  her through video chat.

He stated he had not been shot and was safe.

The search for Richardson began Friday morning after he and his girlfriend drove to the Madison Cypress Lake apartments on Quince Road to meet someone.

Richardson left the woman in the car, but never returned.

At some point, the girlfriend said she received a call from Richardson saying he had been shot.

Reports of shots being fired were received from others in the area prompting police to issue the alert.

It has since been canceled.