UPDATE: Second suspect in brutal murder of 20-year-old man captured


Bryant Boyd

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UPDATE:  The second suspect accused in an August 2018 murder in Memphis has been taken into custody.

Bryant Boyd was captured in Coldwater, Mississippi, U.S. Marshals announced May 29, 2019. He was wanted on charges of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, attempted aggravated robbery, and employing a firearm to commit a felony. 

According to police, the first suspect, a man named David Braxton, set up a drug transaction with the victim Kevin Jackson and a witness on June 6 on Vernon.  During the meeting, a man walked up and shots were fired. Jackson was shot in the head as he and the witness were trying to get away.

Officers arrested Braxton shortly after the shooting. During questioning Braxton reportedly admitted to police that he set up the meeting between the men with the sole intent of robbing them. The suspects agreed that anything taken during the robbery would be split equally among them, police said, but unfortunately for them the victims took off before anything could be taken.

Braxton and the witness reportedly identified Boyd as the person who shot and killed Jackson.

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Police Department's investigation into a brutal murder led them to identify one suspect. But now there are two problems. Authorities don't know where he's hiding, and they say he may kill again.

"All you heard was gunshots. Like 'pow, pow, pow," a neighbor said.

Moments later, police cars filled the streets near Jackson and National in Nutbush. That's where they found Kevin Jackson, 20, behind the wheel of his car, clinging to life.

Neighbors who beat police to the scene were unsure of what they found.

"I didn't it was this close. I didn't know that he got shot right at the stop sign," a neighbor said. "He was shaking like he was having a seizure."

Paramedics rushed Jackson to the hospital. But his injuries were too severe to survive.

Homicide detectives say Jackson was set up to be robbed. They say Bryant Boyd, 21, was responsible for his murder.

Detectives have issued a first-degree murder warrant for his arrest.

"As long as he is out there. He is a danger to everyone," a detective said. "Mr. Boyd has already committed this robbery and killed someone in the process. He's going to kill again."

If you know of Bryant's whereabouts, you're urged to call Crime Stoppers at (901)-528-CASH. All calls are confidential.

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