MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Our Gun Safe Memphis coverage remains focused on seeing and getting results. Today, we went to an apartment complex where police said an argument turned violent – spilling gunfire into the streets.
Three people were later arrested, and people living in the complex told WREGs they are willing to be part of the gun violence solution. For now, they will do what they can to stay out of harm’s way.
For many living in Memphis, they feel like a prisoner inside their own home. It’s an issue that’s left some sick and tired of being sick and tired.
Thursday morning, police were once again at the Creekside Meadow Apartments just off Winchester, responding to an unrelated case.
But it’s what happened on July 12th, that landed these three in jail. Detectives said a woman reached out to her sister after getting into an argument with another woman, Derrica Maclin.
While the victim was helping her sister move out an apartment, investigators describe Maclin as moving forward with a plan – one that would land her and two others behind bars.
As it turns out, another woman Rakiya Maclin, was willing to use her car – to carry out the crime. Dorian Gwynn, according to police, took to the passenger seat as Derrica hopped in the back.
As the victim was traveling South on Millbranch, she told detectives, the trio soon pulled up alongside them.
The victim told police she recognized those inside that vehicle. She also told detectives they were doing more than just trying to scare her. When it was all said and done, upwards of 10 shots had been fired.
Dorian is said to have been the triggerman, while Derrica was hanging out of the back window shouting.
Incredibly, the victim’s car was not hit. It was not riddled with bullets, as she thought it would be. Her nerves were certainly rattled as there were two others in the car, including her young nephew.
This kind of violence frustrates residents who are simply trying to live their lives.
All three arrested were charged with three counts of attempted second degree murder. The accused triggerman, Dorian Gwynn is also facing a firearms offense.