Memphis firefighter arrested in Hickory Hill shooting

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis police arrested a Memphis firefighter Thursday who they say was responsible for a shooting Wednesday night in Hickory Hill.

Officers responded around 10:30 a.m. to a shooting in the 3800 block of Kennings. One male victim was taken to a hospital in critical condition, but he has been upgraded to non-critical, police said.

Kelvin Steward, 35, was charged with aggravated assault. He has been a firefighter with the Memphis Fire Department since April 2015.

Police say the shooting stemmed from an argument between Kelvin and his uncle, William Steward. The argument turned violent when they started firing shots at each other, and Kelvin's uncle was hit. The victim's wife told officers her husband and Kelvin both had guns and were shooting at each other.

"We didn't hear him say anything. He just stayed out there after the shooting happened, and he waited for police to come," a neighbor said.

Both Steward and the victim were taken to Regional One Medical Center. After Steward was cleared at the hospital, he was taken to 201 Poplar.

Court records show in 2018, Kelvin was arrested for unlawful possession of a weapon, but the charge was dropped. In 2006, his license was revoked for a year after he was arrested for DUI, public intoxication and reckless driving.

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