Man charged in fatal Frayser shooting

Verles Morris

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man died after being shot Saturday night during and argument between the shooter and the victim’s mother, police said.

It happened at 10:30 in the 1200 block of Frayser Boulevard. Officers found one man laying on the floor with a gunshot wound.

The victim later died, and the suspected shooter ran away.

On Sunday evening, police identified the suspect as Verles Morris. He’s charged with second-degree murder, felony possession of a firearm and employing a firearm during a commission of a dangerous felony.

“The shooting happened after an argument between the suspect & the victim’s mom,” MPD wrote on Twitter.

The incident is now being investigated as a homicide.