Memphis Police searching for suspect who shot woman to death

By Jamel Major - bio | email

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - Memphis Police are searching for the person responsible for shooting a Mid-South mother to death.

An American flag, porcelain angel and a teddy bear marked the spot where Bianca Nevels' sister, Kimberly Jamison, was gunned down.

"I feel like that could've been me," Nevels said.  "My momma could've lost both her kids, and now my sister's gone."

Willie Brooks-Howze said the family was preparing to celebrate the Independence Day holiday when gunfire suddenly rang out and her daughter was killed.

"There was not a party going on there," Brooks-Howze said.  "We were getting prepared for the 4th of July dinner, putting up decorations."

Investigators said an argument broke out and several suspects fired multiple shots.

"Earlier in the day, my nephew and them had been into it with some guys," Brooks-Howze said.  "I guess they thought everything was OK."

Jamison was struck in the head.

"My sister was walking to the truck and my cousin came in the house and said she died," Nevels said.

Nearby homes and cars were riddled with bullets.  A family friend was also caught in the gunfire and is in the hospital in critical condition.

Brooks-Howze said her daughter just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

"She was sweet, she didn't bother nobody," Nevels said.  "She had a good heart."

"She was a mom, had two kids, was going to college," Brooks-Howze said.  "She wanted to be a pediatrician."

Nevels and her family could not understand who could have killed Jamison.

"It's just hitting me harder and harder," Nevels said.  "I can't do nothing but accept that she's gone."

If you have any information that can help authorities locate the suspects involved in this shooting, please call Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH.

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