A man allegedly broke into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment before proceeding to shoot her current boyfriend to death in Memphis, Tennessee on Sunday, July 24. 

On July 24, while the victim and his girlfriend were sleeping in a bedroom at the woman's Manor Park East apartment in the 1500 block of Parkway Circle, they were awoken by the sound of someone opening their door. When the woman looked around, she saw a gloved hand reach into the room and turn on the lights. 

Following this, the couple then rose from the bed and checked the entire apartment to subsequently discovered that the downstairs window and front door of the apartment were open. The woman’s boyfriend immediately called the Memphis Police Department to report a case of burglary.

As they waited for the police to arrive downstairs, however, the suspect, later identified as 27-year-old Roemello Cash, the woman's ex-boyfriend, fired shots at them from the apartment balcony, nearly hitting the couple, FOX13 Memphis reported. 

However, as the couple ran from the gunfire, Cash's ex-girlfriend fell down a flight of stairs. Meanwhile, the gunman ran past her, allowing her enough time to take a glance at him and identify him as her ex-boyfriend Cash.

Armed with a handgun, the suspect chased the woman's boyfriend to the third story of the apartment. As the man escaped out of a window, Cash followed and jumped out behind him. Seeing this, as the woman ran outside through the front door, she heard multiple gunshots and saw Cash pick up her boyfriend and leave him beside a dumpster before fleeing the scene, Yahoo News reported.

The gunfire reportedly woke up a neighbor who witnessed the incident. According to the witness, she saw the men jump from the third-story window. She also witnessed Cash shooting the victim multiple times before pulling the man's body toward the dumpster.

Law enforcement subsequently found the victim’s remains beside the dumpster. The victim had suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Following the incident, Cash has been charged with first-degree murder, two counts of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated burglary, and possession/employment of a firearm during a dangerous felony and is currently being held in Shelby County Jail without bond.

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