Man shot dead in Frayser; police seek persons of interest

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Police Department is looking for several people who are wanted for questioning about a shooting at EZ Express Food Market on Saturday night.

They were caught on camera walking into the store where 20-year-old Frederick Depriest was killed.

Jimmy, a man who lives near the store, heard the gunshots and immediately watched from his porch.

"He sat down in front of a car and about 10 minutes later an ambulance came and tried to resuscitate him. His brother said, 'Save my brother. Save my brother. Please save my brother."

He even saw a car, possibly belonging to the suspect, speed away.

"You going to always be looking over your shoulder, because police are going to be looking for you," he said.

Jimmy says the store is a popular spot to shop and hang out in Frayser. And it's in an area where hearing gunshots isn't unusual.

"I try to turn my head and just black it out because you always hear it. But when it's close to you, like right across the street, sometimes you have to duck."

A store clerk told us they were about an hour or less from closing the store before gunshots were heard in the parking lot.

He's hoping surveillance video will help catch those responsible.

We also spoke with two mothers of Depriest's children. They are heartbroken after losing the father to their kids over what one says is senseless violence.

They tell us he was a sweet person, he never bothered anyone and was a great father of three. And he even has another baby on the way.

Depriest also just celebrated his 20th birthday last week.

On Sunday morning, Memphis police released a photo of the people they want to question about the shooting. Anyone with information on their whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH.

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