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Man indicted on murder charge in shooting death of Memphis motorist

Man indicted on murder in shooting death of Memphis motorist
Man indicted on murder in shooting death of Memphis motorist((Source: Shelby County))
Published: Jul. 30, 2021 at 5:39 PM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A man has been indicted on first-degree murder charges after trying to steal a motorist’s car.

According to the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office, the charges stem from a shooting death in February 2021.

22-year-old Cedric Richardson was indicted on counts of first-degree felony murder, attempted especially aggravated robbery, and convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

The shooting happened in the parking lot of an apartment complex on Parkline Drive near Winchester and Forest Hill Road. Witnesses say 48-year-old Terrence Taylor was walking to his car when Richardson approached him with a gun and demanded the keys to his car. Taylor was shot multiple times and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Richardson escaped in another vehicle. He was taken into custody the next day.

Richardson is being held in the Shelby County Jail.

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