MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Authorities have identified four suspects captured on video displaying a gun inside a Mid-South mall.
"They wanted attention and guess what? They're gonna get it," Police Director Michael Rallings said Tuesday.
They are identified as:
- Jaelen Bell, 19
- Terrance Jones, 19
- Tracy Woodall, 18. Woodall has active arrest warrants for violating bail conditions, domestic assault, and failure to appear in a felony case.
- Artavius Lynshun Lipsey was earlier identified as being wanted for questioning in the incident. Police said the 19-year-old also has two unrelated felony warrants for domestic violence and failure to appear.
At least four men were captured on video walking through the Oak Court Mall on Saturday, spewing profanity and flashing what appear to be gang signs, police said. The group even made threats against various people before brandishing the weapons.
“I looked at the video and I was just in disbelief," said MPD Director Mike Rallings.
Two of them already had warrants out for their arrests.
Woodall’s wanted for domestic assault, violating bail and failure to appear.
Records show he pulled out a gun earlier this year and threatened to kill a family member and his girlfriend.
We went to his listed address on Tuesday where a woman identified herself as his grandmother.
She said she hasn’t heard from him but did see the mall video.
“What are your thoughts on it?" WREG's Bridget Chapman asked.
"I don’t have one," she answered. "I just hope they catch him."
Lipsey was arrested earlier this year for stealing a car.
He’s currently wanted on warrants for domestic assault and failure to appear.
We went to his listed address where we were told they didn't want to comment.
We also went to Bell’s listed address, but no one came to the door. He’s been arrested for carjacking, theft, evading arrest and reckless endangerment in the past.
“These are teenagers; they’re young men that should be out doing something productive and they’re out spending their time doing foolish stuff," said Director Rallings. "We’re not going to tolerate it.”
The men face charges ranging from reckless endangerment to unlawful possession of a weapon.
If you know about the incident, call Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH.