MEMPHIS, Tenn. — There is a crime alert for Dyersburg, where police are asking for the public’s help solving a weekend shooting that left one man dead and another wounded.
Dyersburg police responded to a shooting at Lipford Circle around 12:24 a.m.
What sounded like cannon fire to Debra Mayberry was coming from Lipford Circle in the public housing complex across the street from her Dyersburg home.
“I had just got in the bed and I said, ‘well, I’m going to sleep good tonight.’ as soon as I got into deep sleep…boom, boom, boom,” Mayberry said.
When officers arrived, they discovered Devanti White, 29, suffering from a gunshot wound. White was taken to West Tennessee Healthcare Dyersburg, where he was pronounced deceased.
“There was a young man laying on the ground. He had been shot on the left side,” Mayberry said. “And he was moving from side to side. There were policemen and there were several young ones that came, friends of his, that had gathered.”
She said paramedics arrived and started treating the man as a helicopter stood by, she described the scene as very emotional.
“The mother and the sister and them…everybody was praying,” Mayberry said.
A second shooting victim identified as Deandre Pickering, 32, was also transported to West Tennessee Healthcare Dyersburg. He was later released from a Memphis hospital.
Police said multiple people were in the area at the time of the shooting.
If you have any information about this shooting, you are urged to call Crime Stoppers at (731) 285-TIPS, Dyersburg Police Criminal Investigations at (731) 288-7679, or 311.