UPDATE: MPD identifies teen shot and killed in South Memphis


UPDATE: Memphis Police on Monday identified the 15-year-old killed in South Memphis late Saturday night as Jarvis Triplett.

They asked anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.


MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Police are investigating a deadly shooting in South Memphis late Saturday evening.

According to MPD, officers responded to a shooting around 6:20 p.m. in the 1300 block of Mississippi Blvd. When they arrived, they located a teenager sustaining a gunshot wound, and he was pronounced dead on the scene.

Additionally, the victim has not yet been identified; however, the victim is approximately 15 years of age, according to MPD. The victim was reportedly riding an ATV on Mississippi when someone in a white door sedan drove by and fired several shots. 

Memphis Police said there is no suspect information at this time.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.

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