Affidavit: Suspect shoots, kills man who followed him home

Tray Bledsoe
Tray Bledsoe(Action News 5/MPD)
Published: Sep. 22, 2021 at 11:30 AM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A 29-year-old man is facing charges after police say he fatally shot a man who followed him home Tuesday afternoon.

The man was found dead in a vehicle located on Myrna Lane north of Parkway Village.

According to the affidavit, suspect Tray Bledsoe told officers he had to shoot the man.

Bledsoe told officers he was driving around Hickory Hill near Knight Arnold Road when the shooting victim pulled in front of him. He said the man continued to follow him as he turned on several streets, eventually following Bledsoe to his mother’s home, according to the affidavit.

Bledsoe reports the man was unarmed but threatened to hurt him and his mother, so he began firing the gun as the man ran towards his vehicle.

The affidavit says Bledsoe believed the man was going to grab a weapon from his vehicle.

He is charged with first-degree murder and being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun.

Bledsoe is set to appear in court Thursday morning at 9 a.m.

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