Police search for suspects in Thursday morning homicide

By Jamel Major - bio | email

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - Police are searching for the person or persons behind the Thursday morning murder of a Memphis man.

Jewel Traywick was at home when gunshots killed her nephew, Jimmie Dale Driskell.

"He didn't bother nobody," she said. "He was a tall, nice, quiet person. He didn't bother nobody."

Around 1:30 a.m. Thursday, police responded to a shooting call at a home in the 900 block of North Main.

"I just heard a loud noise around the corner," Traywick said. "I kinda glimpsed a white car, but I don't know who was in it...woman, man, or whoever. I went back because bullets ain't got no eyes, and I'd been shot some time before, so I went back in the house."

Authorities discovered Driskell lying in the doorway to his home.  He had been shot.

"The fiance says that she was asleep and said there was a knock at the door," Traywick said. "I don't know what's going on."

Driskell's family says he helped his mom run Effie's, a neighborhood restaurant and lounge.  

"It's just real hard.  His mother is around there with her boyfriend," Traywick said. "She's not up to par at all."

While investigators continue to piece together clues to determine a motive, Traywick could not understand who could have killed her nephew, and why.

If you have any information that can help authorities, call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.

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