Man accused of being involved in series of gang retaliation shootings arrested


MEMPHIS, Tenn. — One of the men believed to have terrorized a Whitehaven neighborhoods last month was arrested this week.

Police said Kayvus Jones, 22, addmited to being involved in at least three shootings in January, but authorities have reason to beleive he was also involved in several other crimes dating back to last year.

Jones was charged with three counts of attempted murder and 18 counts of aggravated assault.

Police said one of the crimes he admitted to was in connection to a shooting that targeted a home on Michael Cove on January 19. The home was shot at nearly 100 times according to neighbors.

In the footage, a man could be seen getting caught in the crossfire while walking down the street. He wasn’t the only one. Court documents said at least 12 people, including four children, were inside and outside the home when those shots were fired.

Jones was reportedly the driver in that incident,

He also reportedly admitted to shooting at a home on Kimball Avenue twice in one week. On one of those ocassions, children were inside the home.

Jones told police the shootings were gang retaliations and his intended target was at each of the residences.

WREG uncovered documents showing the same day he was arrested for those shootings, Jones appeared in court earlier in the day for a bond hearing in regard to yet another shooting. Reports said a woman claimed Jones shot at her back in November.

He was also arrested in June and charged with being found with stolen guns and a stolen car.

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