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Suspect indicted after ambush for man’s BMW ends in murder

Terry Wilkins
Terry Wilkins(Memphis Police Department)
Published: May. 6, 2022 at 5:29 PM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A grand jury indicted a South Memphis man Thursday who is charged with the murder of a man during an ambush in September of 2020.

The Shelby County District Attorney’s Office says Terry Allen Wilkins was indicted on multiple charges including first-degree murder, first-degree murder in perpetration of a robbery, especially aggravated robbery and theft of property of $10,000-$60,000.

The victim reportedly exchanged phone numbers with Wilkins and called him multiple times over the next few days before his death.

According to the affidavit, the victim was lured to Gill Avenue and ambushed by multiple individuals. He was fatally shot during the ambush.

The report says the last call the victim made to Wilkins was just 17 minutes before he was shot and killed.

Police located Wilkins in March of 2021 and, when questioned, Wilkins told officers he was not into the “gay s***” and he had arranged a meetup with the victim to steal his red BMW.

Following the ambush, Wilkins and the other suspects took the BMW key fob and drove away in his BMW.

Police believe there are several additional suspects who were involved in this case and the investigation into their roles is ongoing, according to the DA’s office.

If you have any information on this case, call CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH.

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