Target shooting suspect not found in house police surrounded Monday

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Police surrounded a house in the 5200 block of Millbranch Road Monday afternoon and into the night, after receiving a tip the suspect from Monday's Target shooting was inside.

After more than five hours at the scene, however, the Memphis Police Department confirmed no one was found inside the home, and no arrests were made.

Police closed Millbranch between Holmes and Crimson. Families waited on the side of the road to get back to their homes.

More than 30 TACT unit officers, a helicopter, an armored vehicle and two command centers arrived around 7 p.m.

Shortly before 10:30 p.m., officers started to leave.

Police would not release the name of the suspect, but sources told WREG a Memphis firefighter lives in the home.

"He is a firefighter. He was a really nice guy from what I knew, but as I can tell now, you really don't know your neighbors," said Tracie Hardy, who lives next door to the home.

The shooting happened around 12:45 p.m. Monday in the parking lot of the Target on Colonial.

Witnesses told WREG they saw someone chase the woman through the parking lot before shooting her.

Warren Spivey said he also lives next to the suspect, and his little girl talked to him hours before the shooting.

"She spoke to him, and he spoke back to her," said Spivey. "Hee said, 'Hey. How are you doing? Have a nice day.' That was it."

The woman died at the Regional Medical Center Tuesday.

Police said the shooting is related to domestic violence.


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