MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man was shot and killed Saturday afternoon in southwest Memphis, and the suspect is on the run. Family and neighbors say the whole thing started as a domestic argument.
Memphis Police said they responded to the shooting around 2:20 p.m. in the 700 block of Westview Road. A man had been shot, and he was taken to Regional One Hospital.
The man was pronounced deceased at the hospital, police said.
Residents in the neighborhood told WREG the shooting happened after an argument between a man and a woman lasted almost all day.
Police detained a man and a woman at the scene, but they haven’t released any suspect information.
Alana Bell, the mother of a woman involved in the incident, said her daughter was in a relationship with the victim.
“I’m not sure what led to the altercation.,” Bell said. “All I know is what my grandson, he told me that he was trying to fight her, and he had choked her out.”
Bell said she is desperate to find out what happened inside her daughter’s home.
“I had been telling her for a long time to leave him alone because he wasn’t right,” she said. “This is his third time trying to fight her.”
Bell said her 12- and 15-year-old grandsons were home during the altercation.
Bell said her 12-year-old grandson told her he saw the argument between his mother and the victim turn very violent. That’s when he said a family member of the woman got involved, grabbed a gun, killed the victim and fled the scene.
“I’m sorry that he left like that,” she said. “I just … I don’t know.”
WREG looked at police reports to see if any calls of assault had been reported at that address, but none were found.
Anyone with information on the incident should call CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH.
This is an ongoing investigation, and WREG will provide updates as they become available.