MEMPHIS, Tenn.– We’re taking a deeper look into one of the many shootings that occurred during Wednesday’s shooting rampage across Memphis, which left four dead and three injured.
Leading up to dozens of officers responding to a shooting at an AutoZone, it was a normal day at the Nutbush store, until the clock struck 4:49.
In an exclusive video obtained by WREG, that is when the suspect, Ezekiel Kelly, is seen on camera entering the store. Once inside, Kelly live streamed himself shooting at an innocent bystander identified as Rodolfo Berger.
His family said he went there to buy some parts and was at the wrong place at the wrong time.
WARNING: Graphic video below
Surveillance video shows Kelly exiting the store a second after the shooting and driving away. Moments later, several people are seen running to his aid, including a person named Adolfo.
“He was in a lot of pain like I said. He allowed my pastor’s dad to pray with him and he was very concerned about his family. He kept on asking us if we’re getting ahold of his family,” Adolfo said.
Berger ended up being taken to the hospital in critical condition. His family told WREG that he had to undergo two surgeries and is now in stable condition.
In a statement posted on social media, his wife Fabiola said in part, “God is a comforter. He is in charge, and we are faithful to him. We are glad the police caught the shooter so he could not harm more people. Well done police department, we thank you.”
As Berger continues to recover, four other families are left planning funerals. It’s a reality that hits close to home for Memphians like Jasmine Pittman.
“It’s been other deaths around in this area and it just need to be stopped it really do, it really do need to be stopped,” Pittman said.
At this moment, the suspect, Ezekiel Kelly, is only charged with one count of first-degree murder but that is expected to change soon.
A friend of Rodolfo’s family created a GoFundMe on their behalf to help pay for his medical expenses. If you would like to donate, click here.