A 19-year-old man was arrested by police in connection with a spate of shootings that happened in Memphis, Tennessee on Wednesday, Sept. 7.

The shooting suspect was identified as Ezekiel Dejuan Kelly, arrested at around 9:30 p.m., just about an hour after the Memphis Police Department issued an initial warning about the 19-year-old man.

Kelly is now facing numerous felony charges regarding the incident. However, Police Chief Cerelyn Davis said that these remain pending.

Also, the identities of the victims were not released as of this writing. It could not be verified if any of the victims were familiar with Kelly.

According to Police Chief Davis, the first shooting happened at around 1:00 a.m. local time on Wednesday morning. They found a man who was fatally shot in a driveway. The male victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

At around 4:30 p.m., police found another male victim who had multiple gunshot wounds while inside a vehicle. He too was pronounced dead at the scene.

The third victim was a woman who was shot in the leg and wounded. She was brought to the hospital and is reportedly in non-critical condition.

At around 6:00 p.m., the suspect allegedly went into a store and recorded himself on Facebook Live. He shot and critically wounded another man at the store. A concerned citizen reported the incident to the police and this led to a city-wide search.

The shooting spree continued with another man and woman getting wounded.

At around 8:55 p.m., there was another woman was fatally shot. She was pronounced dead at the scene according to Davis.

After that, Kelly carjacked an individual at a nearby gas station. The 19-year-old fled with the vehicle and the person was not injured in the incident.

Police were able to locate the vehicle and a high pursuit chase ensued. They were able to apprehend Kelly who was allegedly arrested without incident.

It was later learned that Kelly was released from prison six months ago after being charged with first-degree murder. He pleaded guilty in April 2021 to a lesser charge of aggravated assault. He was sentenced to three years in prison but only served 11 months according to Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland.

"If Mr. Kelly served his full three-year sentence, he would still be in prison today, and four of our fellow citizens would still be alive," the Mayor said.

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