MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man is dead after a shooting in East Memphis Friday night, Memphis Police say.
Officers responded to the shooting in the 4200 block of Boyce Avenue at 10:20 p.m.
A male victim was located and transported to Regional One in critical condition. He was pronounced dead at the hospital, police say.
Friends of the victim identified him as Brayan Channez, but police have not yet confirmed his identity.
Friends and coworkers of Channez say he was ambushed by a man wearing a mask and then shot multiple times while standing outside his home.
“He was thrown down on the curb and then shot up,” said a friend of Channez who wishes to remain anonymous. “It just sucks because yesterday we called him and we were going to hang out later that night. He was just always lively and fun to be around.”
Friends say they were planning to go out and grab drinks together the night he was killed. They say he was supposed to call them when he was ready to be picked up, but the call never came.
The encounter happened in front of Channez’s cousin, according to a friend of Channez.
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“He wanted to go chase after them but he just decided to stay there with his cousin in the meantime,” said a friend who wishes to remain anonymous.
Police have not released a motive, but friends and family believe this may have been a robbery attempt. They are asking the public to help bring Channez’s killer to justice.
No arrests have been made at this time.
If you have any information about this incident, call CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH.