Man found shot dead in Frayser front yard

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police said Monday morning they found a man shot dead in a front yard in Frayser, and the case is being investigated as a homicide.

Police said they were on the scene in the 3200 block of University shortly before 10 a.m.

They found a man with a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Tamarcus Beaty is still in shock. He says he is the roommate and longtime friend of the 31-year-old man who was found dead in a neighbor's driveway.

"It's hard to believe, cause he didn't have no enemies at all," he said.

Beaty says he wasn't home last night when he believes the shooting took place.

"We've been here two years with no problems, you know what I mean? And now this happens?"

He says his friend was well-known in the Frayser community and was working at a nearby store.

Other people who live nearby say it's not uncommon to hear gunshots. But this news is rattling to them.

"It's very alarming," a neighbor said.

Beaty says he doesn't believe his friend was robbed, because their home was untouched.

"Nothing was missing," he said. So now, he's hoping for answers.

We've asked police if they have a description of the person who pulled the trigger. They told us they have noting additional to release at this time.

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at (901)-528-CASH.

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