Best friend of 63-year-old intentionally hit wants answers for family

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MEMPHIS, Tenn.-- The best friend of a man police said was intentionally run over and killed wants answers.

Memphis Police said someone hit Kenneth White several times just blocks from his home in the Walker Homes neighborhood in south west Memphis.

"I know mama probably want me to speak at his funeral. You know it's tough."

Tears in his eyes, Joe Pulliam is heartbroken he lost his best friend Kenneth White.

"Went to church together, went to school together, we graduated together, we stayed together," said Pulliam.

63-year-old White was well known in his Walker Homes neighborhood.

"He was a journeyman electrician. I mean he fixed everything in the neighborhood for everybody," said Pulliam.

Memphis Police said someone intentionally ran over White multiple times at Elder and Daggett Wednesday. A witness said they saw someone driving away in a silver car.

On Thursday, Pulliam said he has no idea why someone would target his best friend but there's speculation he was robbed.

"They said his pockets was turned out," he explained.

Others in the neighborhood are shocked someone so loved could be taken so senselessly.

"Everybody know each other. It's like one big family around here," said Keith Bolden, who runs a food stand a block from the murder.

As White's family and friends grieve Pulliam has a plea for the killer, who took a father and grandfather.

"Turn yourself in. Turn yourself in. Kenny didn't deserve that at all."

If you have information call (901) 528-CASH.


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