Police: Man shot, killed by brother-in-law - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Police: Man shot, killed by brother-in-law

(WMC-TV) - A 20-year-old man is dead after being shot by his brother-in-law Sunday afternoon according to Memphis police.

When neighbors in the 4500 block of Villagreen road looked outside Sunday morning police were everywhere.

"It's kind of scary when you, be like, to wake up from your sleep and this is what you see? Now, we've been staying here for years and it's like, wow," said neighbor Kayla Watkins. 

Police said the young man was shot to death inside the home.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim was shot by his 28-year-old brother-in-law.

A shock to neighbors who never saw trouble brewing.

"Every day something happens and it may have been in their home, it's just you never know what's going on in people's separate lives. It just happens," said Watkins. 

Watkins is aware of what appears to be an the increase in domestic violence.

She's just wasn't prepared to see it on her street.

"You think when you lay down, this is my home I am safe, but when you wake up to sirens it's like what about my children?" said Watkins. 

The suspect was gone when police arrived, but was found a short time later walking down the same street where the shooting occurred.
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