Suspect in South Memphis shooting, sexual assault investigation arrested in Chicago

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis police were called to South Memphis after a woman was reportedly shot early this morning.

The victim was shot multiple times in the 700 block of Porter and then made her way to Georgia Avenue seeking help. The victim was rushed to the Regional Medical Center.

Authorities have not released any additional details, but WREG spoke with the people who lived at the home on Georgia Avenue. They said they know the victim and that she was sexually assaulted and attacked by a man before being shot twice. One of those bullets reportedly struck her in the head.

The woman's car was then reportedly stolen, they said.

Two weeks prior to the shooting, a man was found shot to death behind a house across the street.

"It's really scary," a neighbor said. "It's really sad and dangerous. You don't know who is walking around here at night."

People who live in the apartment building on Porter say the victim knocked on doors asking for help.

Her blood was even found on someone's doorstep. Apparently, when no one answered, she ran three blocks away to a friend's house on Georgia Avenue.

"She knocked on my door," says the victim's friend.

She wasn't home at the time. But her boyfriend was, and he called police.

"He knew something had to be wrong. He opened the door and said she had been shot."

The woman says the victim was shot three time, including once in the head.

She's amazed the victim was able to make it to her house, and says he was able to talk to police when they got there.

After hearing about the incident, one tenant told us she's already made plans to move out.

Police later identified the suspect as 23-year-old Charlie Booker, and say he was known to the victim.

Booker was arrested 60 miles south of Chicago, Illinois after authorities found that he fled there.

MPD is working with the Illinois State Police during the investigation.

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