Arrest made in FedExForum shooting
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Memphis police arrested the man accused in the shooting inside the FedExForum earlier this month.
Kevin Young, 22, was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon, unlawful possession of a weapon, felony weapon charges, felony possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Police say Young is a known gang member also known as Kato2tymes. Despite this, Young’s attorney Mike Scholl says his client did not pull the trigger and is not the perpetrator.
“No he is not,” said Scholl. “Our position is he did not do this and there was someone else that was there. Someone had a gun in there and we’ll hopefully get to the bottom of who it was.”
The shooting, which took place during a Lil Baby concert, put people into a panic, led to an evacuation, and sent one man to the hospital.
Police say it was “premeditated” and the victim was “targeted.”
There’s still no answer as to how the gun got inside the venue in the first place.
“I didn’t have a chance to speak to Kevin today,” said Scholl. “I had a chance to speak with his family. They want to get out the message that he was not the one that was involved in this shooting and we’re going to do everything to help him out.”
Police say Young was previously arrested in 2017 for first-degree murder and in 2019 for aggravated assault.
He was taken into custody at a home on Duncanshire Road along with two other men who were arrested on unrelated charges.
Detectives found these items at the home:
- Glock 19 with an extended magazine
- Glock 19 (tan) with an extended magazine
- Glock 43 9mm
- Smith and Wesson MP-15 with a 100-round drum magazine and brass catcher
- Aero Precision X-15 .30 blackout
- Del-Ton DTI-15 rifle with a 100-round drum magazine
- Bags of marijuana
- several rifle magazines
- pistol magazines and ammunition
Young is being held without bond. When asked about his previous charges, the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office issued this statement:
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