16-year-old charged as accessory in Burks shooting

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - A 16-year-old male has been charged with "Accessory After the Fact" in connection with the Antonio Burks investigation, Memphis police said Monday afternoon.

Deputy Chief Joe Scott said the department's Robbery Bureau worked through the weekend to track down individuals who may have information that could lead to a suspect in the case.

Investigators believe the case will soon be closed, Scott added.

Burks was shot in the leg in South Memphis on July 20th. Police said the robbery happened during a game of dice in a backyard on Laclede Avenue. They say Burks was watching the game, but he wasn't a participant.

He has undergone several surgeries since the shooting.

Burks was a second-round draft choice in 2004, averaging 2.3 points and 1.3 assists over two seasons with the Grizzlies.

After the Grizzlies released him, Burks signed a one-year nonguaranteed contract with the Miami Heat, but he was released again.

He played for pro teams in Bulgaria and Poland during the 2008-2009 season.

In 2003-2004 at the University of Memphis, Burks was Conference USA player of the year, averaging 16 points and 5.5 assists.

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