Man, teen indicted in murder of acquaintance

News

Marshawn Brakefield and Kevin Young

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Two suspects were indicted this week by a grand jury in the murder of an acquaintance last year.

Marshawn Brakefield and Kevin Young were arrested after they allegedly shot KaVion Hopkins in July 2017.

Investigators said a group, including the defendants, was driving near Hoskins Drive and Semmes Avenue when the pair attempted to take a gun away from the victim.

Hopkins was reportedly sitting in the front seat. The other two were in the back.

The 17-year-old victim was shot multiple times and the defendants took off with the gun in tow.

The victim was rushed to a nearby hospital where he later died.

It’s unclear if/when the case will go to trial.

Both have been charged with first-degree premeditated murder and first-degree murder in the perpetration of a robbery.

Latest News

More News