Police identify body found inside Parkway Village motel

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police identified the man who shot and left to die inside a room at a Parkway Village motel as 22-year-old Marcus Price.

It's possible the shooting may have happened hours before the victim was found.

Price's body wasn't found until 10 a.m. Wednesday morning a the Memphis Inn Motel in the 4800 block of American Way. Residents say a housekeeper found the body after going inside to clean one of the rooms.

Police say Price suffered a gunshot wound and preliminary information shows he was shot inside the motel.

Officers responded to a shots fired call Tuesday night, but a victim was not located.

They said it's unclear if the body found Wednesday morning is related to the shots fired call from last night.

We spoke with two people who said they heard one gunshot.

"My mom said she heard one gunshot last night. She called me and told me to come to the house," a resident said.

The majority of the property was taped off before police and crime scene investigators left. They were combing though evidence for several hours.

On Tuesday, a 41-year-old man was found unresponsive in one of the rooms of the America's Best Value Inn.

He later died on the scene.

His mother Earline Street says she begged her son to stop staying at the motel, but he wouldn't listen.

She says she doesn't know why anyone would shoot her son, but suspects his girlfriend played a part.

"The woman he was with. I believe she had something to do with it," Street said.

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at (901)-528-CASH.




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