MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Charges have been filed in a Berclair double shooting that claimed the lives of a young adult and teen.
Memphis police said Antonio Turner was taken into custody and booked on two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted first-degree murder after the shooting on Macon Road in early February.
Police say he admitted to shooting 18-year-old Nicholas Millican and 17-year-old Audrea Reed.
Officers said a group was walking down the street when a man riding a bike began following them. The suspect tried to talk with one of the girls when 18-year-old Nicholas Millican intervened.
The group walked to the back of a store where the suspect pulled a gun and fired multiple shots.
Millican was pronounced dead on the scene. Reed was rushed to the Regional Medical Center in critical condition. She later died from her injuries.
The suspect then rode away on a mountain bike.
Millican had recently graduated from Kingsbury High School and Reed was a current student. The group were reportedly getting ready to head to a pep rally when the shooting happened.
Police say Turner is a known member of the Bloods gang.
Investigators searched the house in South Memphis where he was taken into custody and found a .38-caliber, semi-automatic revolver.
Shortly after the shooting, MPD released surveillance video of the suspect, but it’s unclear if they received a tip from that video.
WREG has learned Turner was on probation at the time for an incident just last October.