Suspect charged in deadly quadruple shooting in East Memphis

Peter Vaca charged in deadly East Memphis shooting
Peter Vaca charged in deadly East Memphis shooting(Action News 5/SCSO)
Published: Oct. 31, 2022 at 11:30 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 31, 2022 at 11:59 AM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The man accused of killing one person and leaving three others injured after a shooting in East Memphis over the weekend is in police custody.

Memphis Police Department says 18-year-old Peter Vaca is charged with one count of first-degree murder and three counts of criminal attempted first-degree murder.

The shooting happened outside a smoke shop on Park Avenue around 2:13 a.m. Sunday.

According to the affidavit, Vaca was in a red Dodge Durango with four other males and two women when he drove into a parking lot and opened fire on a group of men standing outside.

Investigators say the four men in the parking lot exchanged gunfire with Vaca but were all struck.

One person was pronounced deceased in the hospital and the three others were all listed as critical. They arrived at the hospital by private vehicle, according to MPD.

Vaca’s bond is currently set at $500,000.

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