Police investigating homicide at Memphis motel

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Carrying loaded rifles, Memphis Police officers swarmed the Governor`s Inn and Suites on the hunt for two suspects -- a man and a woman who were seen leaving the motel.

"It`s not a good Monday."

Bruce Love got the phone call he said he`ll never forget. The victim shot and killed on Sunday night was his younger brother, 44-year-old Donnell Love.

"Good guy, sometimes we can be in the wrong place at the wrong time."

Police haven`t identified a suspect, and while Love`s family pleas for someone to do the right thing and turn themselves in, the shooting hits even closer to home.

The victim`s brother works next door and said violence at the inn is nothing new.

"Always crime over here, always, always. Once or twice a week there's a parking lot full of cop cars."

In 2016 Memphis Police investigated at least three shootings at the Governor`s Inn and Suites. Before that, the motel was briefly closed down in 2014 by the District Attorney's Office because of drugs and prostitution.

"Something needs to be done security wise. This is a bad place."

This is the city's 26th homicide of 2017.

Call CrimeStoppers at (901) 528-CASH if you have any information.


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