Funeral for teen shot and killed in downtown held Friday


Myneishia Johnson

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A funeral was held Friday for Myneishia Johnson, the 18-year-old mother who was shot and killed around 12:30 Sunday morning.

The shooting happened at 2nd and Peabody Place.

Johnson, who was about to graduate from Booker T. Washington High School, had a one-year-old son.

Graduation will be held the day after her funeral and her son, with the help of his grandmother, will accept her diploma.

Friday’s funeral starts at noon at Progressive Missionary Baptist Church on Vance Avenue.

Kwasi Corbin
Kwasi Corbin

Kwasi Corbin is charged with Johnson’s murder and with shooting two other people.

If you look at his public Facebook page, there are videos of him rapping with explicit language, holding numerous guns and calling himself ‘Kwasi the shooter.’

He is also seen flashing wads of cash.

“I wasn’t expecting him to go to jail. I was more or less in my heart seeing Kwasi getting killed for some of the things you out here in the street doing,” said Corbin’s neighbor Shirley Mull.

Mull said she tried to mentor Corbin but felt it was a lost cause.

In July, police documents showed Corbin attacked a girl on Knight Arnold near Perkins.

He reportedly hit her in the back of the head and face while she was begging him to stop.

Several months later, Corbin was sitting on the couch with another girl when she asked him to move over.

Corben got upset and reportedly began punching her in the face and kicking her while she was on the ground.

When a friend came to her aid, she grabbed a knife in defense.

It was at that point, Corbin allegedly drew a gun on her and threatened to kill her.

According to police records, in September he attacked a boy he was playing basketball with and threatened to shoot him.

Corbin was also wanted for a domestic assault charge from March in which he attacked his ex-girlfriend when she said she wanted to end the relationship.

He reportedly hit her in the face, kicked and even bit her.

In 2015, he posted photos to Facebook after he said he’s been shot in the eye.


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