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Police: Early morning homicide possibly connected to attempted car theft, shooting at Parkway Village gas station

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis police are investigating a possible connection between an early morning homicide that left a female dead and a shooting at a local gas station.

According to authorities, they were called to the 4100 block of Cochese around 3 a.m. and that's where they found Kemi Bacon had been shot. She did not survive her injuries.

One woman was detained in connection to the incident.

A short time later police were called to a Parkway Village gas station following a reporting shooting and attempted car theft.

WREG's Melissa Moon was told by the manager that a customer pulled up to the business at Perkins and Knight Arnold and left his car running. While he was inside, someone jumped into his vehicle and tried to take off.

That's when the customer - who happened to be a security guard - allegedly came out of the store and a shot was fired. The suspect took off running with the customer on his heels.

At this time, we don't know what happened after that.

Police said they believe the two scenes are connected but would not elaborate.

This is still a developing story.

If you know anything, call Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH.

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