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Man convicted in 2015 ambush shooting

Demarcus Stevenson

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis man was convicted this week in the shooting death of a man nearly four years ago.

According to police, the victim, Frederick Johnson, confronted Demarcus Stevenson at a store near Kimball and Lamar Avenue about the defendant shooting him two years earlier.

After the confrontation, Stevenson left the store with several other men and drove down Kimball. That’s when they stopped the car, turned off the headlights and waited.

Moments later, Johnson and another man left the store and headed in the same direction. As the scooter passed the car, authorities said Stevenson opened fire, striking Johnson and killing him. The passenger was also hurt when the scooter crashed.

Stevenson was convicted of second-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder and employment of a firearm.

Sentencing is scheduled for May 28.


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