Suspect in deadly shooting dropped FedEx ID at scene, police say

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A suspect in a deadly shooting at a store was captured after police say he dropped his FedEx ID badge at the scene.

Officers were called Friday to the Save-a-Stop on Kimball Avenue near Lamar after two people were shot.

One of the victims, Jason Phoummavong, sustained a gunshot wound to the head and died from his injuries. The store’s owner was also taken to the hospital.

A witness told police something fell from the shooter’s clothing when he was leaving the scene. Officers said the object was a FedEx photo ID, which had a man’s photo and name attached. That, along with surveillance video from the store, confirmed that the shooter was Antonio Whitmore Jr, police said.

Whitmore turned himself in two days later and reportedly admitted to the shooting, but didn’t give a motive. He was charged with first-degree murder and aggravated assault.

FedEx said in a statement that Whitmore will be terminated.

“First and foremost, we extend our deepest sympathies to those affected by this terrible incident,” the company said. “The suspect’s employment with FedEx will be terminated, and we are fully cooperating with law enforcement in their investigation.”

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