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Man killed after dice game at Hillview Apartments

Published: Oct. 5, 2015 at 12:09 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 5, 2015 at 8:53 AM CDT
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Henry Edmonson (Source: Family)
Henry Edmonson (Source: Family)

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Memphis police are investigating a homicide at the Hillview Apartments in the 2500 block of East Hillview Drive.

Police said a 27-year-old man was shot and killed at the apartment complex. The victim's cousin identified him as Henry Edmonson.

The victim's cousin Deo Jackson said Edmonson was shot after he won a dice game while visiting family at the apartment complex. She said too many people are losing their lives in the city over dice.

"Guys get mad they lost their money come back and shoot him, not once but twice in the back and once in the head," Jackson said. "He wasn't into violence; that's not him. It seems like everyone is out for themselves."

Jackson said Edmonson was a kind and gentle man who tried to stay away from violence, but she said the neighborhood is filled with crime, and it is a place she left a long time ago.

"Nowhere is safe. Nowhere is safe over here. I stay away. A lot of people say don't forget where you come from, but sometimes you have to. This isn't the place to be."

Just two weeks ago, Edmonson was one of four men police said were involved in a carjacking.

Police do not have anybody in custody yet.

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