Father of 2 and AutoZone customer shot after shooting spree in Memphis
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Community members are speaking out about Wednesday’s shooting spree that left several people dead/injured.
The shooting spree began early in the morning on Lyndale Avenue in North Memphis.
Memphis Police say during a conversation with Dewayne “Amir” Tunstall, Ezekiel Kelly pulled out a gun and shot him in the head.
Tunstall’s best friend Marcus Cash, who lives on Lyndale, says Kelly, who he describes as an acquaintance, came over for some food.
“He ate. He ate his food; it was out the blue! Like it was out the blue like literally,” said Cash.
Just after midnight, Wednesday morning, Cash says 19-year-old Kelly came by this home on Lyndale Avenue for a meal.
Cash says he’s known for his BBQ plates in the neighborhood.
Cash says about 15 minutes after Kelly ate his food, he heard gunshots outside.
Cash says he was laying down his 18-month-old daughter for the night when the shooting began.
Bullet holes litter his daughter and son’s room.
Tunstall was shot in the head.
Police say the man Cash had just offered a meal to was the shooter.
“I’m still enraged. Him being detained doesn’t excite me like it don’t,” said Cash.
Cash says he calls the alleged shooter an “acquaintance,” but there was no known beef between the two.
Several hours later, police say that the same shooter went on a shooting spree injuring four people and taking the lives of three others.
Cash says Tunstall was a budding entrepreneur working on renovating homes and plans to open a food truck called EBE, which stands for “Everybody Eats,” a phrase he says his best friend lived by.
“You can eat, we can eat, and if we all stand here in a circle, we wouldn’t know who got the money,” said Cash.
Tunstall was a father of a little girl with one on the way.
Rodolfo Berger is a part-time mechanic who works alongside his wife at Fabiola’s Kitchen in North Memphis.
Wednesday afternoon, he was at an AutoZone on Jackson Avenue picking up a car part when he was ambushed and shot inside the store.
Police say Kelly was on Facebook live when he walked into the store and began shooting randomly at people.
Berger was shot and taken to Regional One, where he underwent surgery.
His wife says he’s in critical but stable condition.
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