Police: Son shoots father in face, arrested miles away after crashing father’s car


MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A 21-year-old Memphis man is under arrest and facing serious charges after police say he shot his father in the face during an argument at a Fox Meadows home.

Charges Tevin Willingham is facing

Police say Tevin Willingham got into an argument with his father around 2:30 p.m. Monday at a home in the 3400 block of Emerald Street. The two men got into a tussle and Willingham pulled out a gun and shot his father in the face, police said.

The father was taken to the hospital in critical condition while Willingham allegedly fled the scene in his father’s 2020 Chevrolet Camaro.

“I saw two police officers pull up and then also another car pull up and I saw a young man point north and then I saw them turn around and they shot out that way,” said a man who lives doors down from the crime scene.

Armed with a description of the suspect and the vehicle he was driving, police were able to catch up with him within minutes.

They say Willingham was speeding and weaving in and out of traffic while refusing to pull over. He then crashed into a tree on Poplar just west of I-240 where police arrested him.

His first court appearance has been set for Tuesday at 9 a.m.

A person was detained in the shooting after crashing at Poplar and I-240.

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