Wanted Memphis gunman, accused of fatally shooting 4 women, found dead from self-inflicted wound

22 days ago

Memphis news, Tennessee news.

Tennessee authorities announced Sunday morning the death of a 52-year-old man they believe was the perpetrator of three shootings that claimed four female victims’ lives late Saturday.

Officers first responded to a report of a shooting shortly after 9:20 p.m. and pronounced a woman dead at the scene on the 100 Block of Howard Drive.

Two other shootings ensued, at Field Lark Drive and on Warrington Road. Two women and a 13-year-old girl were killed in the two incidents while a 15-year-old girl was critically injured.

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  • Police were actively looking for 52-year-old Mavis Christian Jr. they believed he took off in a white 2017 Chevrolet Malibu.

    At 3:31 a.m., the suspect was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound inside the vehicle.

    “Through the collaborative effort between law enforcement, the community, and the media, the suspect was located quickly with the additional loss of lives,” Memphis Police said.