Two in custody for shooting woman in her car at red light - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Two in custody for shooting woman in her car at red light

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - A woman was shot and killed Sunday night while waiting at a traffic light at the intersection of North Watkins and Burnham.  Investigators believe the woman, 40-year-old Tina Nelson, was likely the victim of a robbery that went bad.

Joe White heard the gunshot and saw the aftermath. Monday, he said he'll never forget what happened next.

"Lady lost her life for nothing," he said. "For real, she really did. That's sad, and I hate that."

The shooting happened just after 8:30 p.m. as Nelson sat in her car at a red light. Monday, as traffic zipped through the busy intersection, the only evidence of the shooting that remained were pieces of shattered glass and remnants of crime scene tape.

Steve Lockwood runs a non-profit organization based at the intersection of North Watkins and Burnham that is aimed at commercial and residential community development in Frayser

"Obviously we have some concerns about crime and safety, but we're working on it," Lockwood said.

Late Monday afternoon, Memphis police homicide investigators took two people, DeMariceo Chalmers, 19, and Joseph Hill, 17, into custody. Deputy Chief Joe Scott said the pair would be charged with first degree murder and first degree murder in perpetration of a felony.

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