Family mourns loss of 26 y/o shot dead in his car in South Memphis

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- A family is grieving after finding their loved one shot and killed in a car in South Memphis.

As of now, police are still searching for the person who shot and killed 26-year-old Marcel Tate. His family said their only wish now is for someone to speak up and help them find his killer.

“I can't explain the devastation and tragedy this has caused my family," said Tammy Baker, the victim's cousin.

Baker’s talking about hearing the troubling news her cousin was left for dead in his car. The 26-year-old’s family said he was one to make you laugh.

“He was just the fun guy, just came in making jokes," said Tameka Jordan, another cousin of the victim. "Any dull moment, he'd bring life to the party.”

They described him as a family guy.

“He didn't have any children, but all our kids were his kids, so that's the kind of person he was,” said Baker.

They also said he had an artistic side where he enjoyed rapping, making music and expressing creativity.

“He loved to design clothes," said Baker. "He just had so much across the board and so much he had to offer.”

Police received a man-down call in the 1000 block of Rosewood Avenue just before seven Tuesday morning.

Tate's family said they were surprised to hear he was in that neighborhood.

“He's not normally out here like that, so it was kind of strange for him to be over here," said Jordan.

He was found shot in his car.

Police pronounced him dead on scene. Officers haven’t released information on a suspect or a motive.

However, Tate was charged with attempted murder following a shooting in July. His attorney’s office said he was in the middle of the court process after police say he fired shots at two men.

His family said they're not sure what to think.

“We're just trying to overcome it," said Baker. "We're a strong family. We always come together no matter what, so it's all in God’s hands.”

Police haven’t been able to give WREG any updates in the case yet. If you have any information that could help lead to an arrest, you’re asked to call CrimeStoppers at (901) 528-CASH.