The police arrested the alleged perpetrator of several acts of violence in Memphis, Tennessee, which left a balance of four dead and three woundedafter he crashed the Toyota vehicle in which he was fleeing.
The Memphis Police Department explained that the suspect is a 19-year-old man who was identified as Ezekiel Kelly and that he broadcast the murders on Facebook Live.
Ezekiel Kelly had already been arrested last year. He was convicted of aggravated assault and sentenced to three years in prison, he was released before serving time. He had an outstanding arrest warrant for attempted murder.
In addition, he pointed out that at least eight crime scenes were produced and that Kelly even crossed into the neighboring state of Mississippi, according to the newspaper report The New York Times.
Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland condemned the events: “This is no way for us to live, and it is not acceptable. The people of our city faced the kind of violence that no one should have to face.”
Around 6:00 p.m., the authorities received reports that a subject was broadcasting on Facebook Live how he shot several people at random.
Given this, the police alerted the population to will stay at home and public transport suspended its operations.
However, the day of violence started from one o’clock on Wednesday morningwith the murder of a 24-year-old man in the driveway of his home.
At 4:30 p.m., Kelly resumed the attacks, with the murder of a man inside his vehicle and, later, with the attack on a woman who was shot in the leg, for which she was taken to a hospital.
At 6:00 p.m., the suspect began broadcasting on Facebook Live. He entered a store and shot a man, raising alerts. He then he assaulted and murdered a woman.
Later, he murdered another woman and left another man wounded. He even kidnapped a person, who was unharmed.