Security guard charged in deadly club shooting

By WMC Staff

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - A security guard has been charged in a deadly club shooting that occurred early Saturday morning.

Justin Smith is charged with second degree murder and possessing a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony.

Shelby County Sheriff's deputies said one person was shot and killed and another shot and injured when shots were fired in the VIP Club's parking lot around 3 a.m. Saturday.

Investigators said Smith was also the man injured.

Deputies said Justin Smith shot and killed Douglas Smith who was leaving the parking lot in the middle of a brawl.

Justin Smith told deputies he thought Douglas Smith was trying to run him over.

It has not been revealed if Justin Smith is a licensed security guard with the State of Tennessee.

Investigators were still working out a motive for the brawl in the parking lot.

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