Gang member arrested for shooting four people

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- An argument and shooting over whose gang territory a South Memphis store sits in landed a man in jail.

Police arrested Zorian Peggins, saying he shot four people for hanging out in his gang's territory.

The Save Mart store on West Levi is a place where local people like to come and get snacks and drinks, but according to a police report, one local gang believes that area belongs to them.

“No, they don't own the place,” said Tabatha Thompson

Shoppers would disagree, but police say Peggins thinks Save Mart is part of his gang's territory. They've charged him with shooting four people in early May outside Patricia Johnson’s house on Ford Road.

“I was on the telephone and I heard a loud shooting, about 11 or 12 shots, and I was saying to myself ‘I hope nobody got killed’,” said Johnson.

All four people were rushed to the hospital, and are going to survive.

Police say it started at the Save Mart store when Peggins told the guys that the area was his gang's territory and they needed to leave.

Peggins is accused of gunning them down when they were walking home.

“That’s bad. That's really bad,” said Thompson.

The customers say they’re often anxious coming there because of drug dealing and gang members hanging in the parking lot.

“It doesn't scare me. I’ve been working in here a long time,” said El Shugga, a clerk behind the counter.

Shugaa says he tries to be friends with everyone but calls the police almost every day.

“Police here too many times. Every day they come here four or five times if they're hanging out.”

He says if people are hanging out in his parking lot for more than ten minutes, he calls the cops.

Johnson, who lives just down the street, wishes kids would stop joining gangs.

“It’s just not a good thing to be in.”

She doesn't have to hear gun shots outside her front door.

“That was close. That was close. Real close.”

Peggins has been charged with four counts of attempted first degree murder. His bond has been set at $500,000.


    • Wille

      Well if you are white I guess that makes you one of his children too. People seem to forget he is mixed with both races. Dum, dumb and dumber both of you.

    • Joe Bo

      Wish he was my Dad, he is the most powerful Man in the world. You just hate the fact that a Black Man can posess such power.

  • mr matt

    set him free!!! everybody knows if you buy anything on his turf you gotta buy him and all his nikkas a jungle juice and pork rinds

  • whitesRdevilsanhypicrites

    Mr matt and obama fany four ppl being shot is no laughing matter. You pale faces have killed millions so your daddy the devil must be proud just as your incestuous daddy was on late night visits to your room

  • gary

    Just where in the world are they putting all these criminals ,every day four or five are caught ,every day just in Memphis where the hell are they putting them?? there can’t be enough room in the prison system I just don’t see how.

    • Wille

      You just made yourself and your race look bad with this comment. Stupid idiot! !! and the sad part about you is you are so unaware of what an idiot you are.

  • Dr. JohnS

    It did not take me long to realize the children got hold of the computer while the parents were out. I wish they would play on facebook instead of Channel 3 news.

  • Ricky

    We got to stop all this democrat on democrat violence, ‘yo! They don’t keep all these animals in jail, they bond them out so they can commit more crimes. I thought urrybody knew that.

    • Joe Bo

      You republicans are dumb as a bag of sand with a hole in it. Espicially the ones from crackersippi. You live in the poorest state in America, but you have voted republicans in office for decades. They could careless about poor white trailer trash. The republicans like when you dumb, poor, and scared. They know whatever they do, you inbreads will vote for them regardless. What have the republican party “done for you lately”? Mississippi, wake tfu, and smell the Magnolias.

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