Friday, July 25 2014 11:10 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:10:44 GMT
(WMC) - A man is dead after a shooting in a South Memphis neighborhood. Police responded to 1484 Patton Street around 9 p.m. Friday. That is where the victim was found with a gunshot wound. CopyrightMore >>
A man is dead after a shooting in a South Memphis neighborhood.More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 11:05 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:05:26 GMT
As the Summer winds down all the College Football Conferences are wrapping up their Media Days with the start of the New Season just about a Month away. Memphis Tigers Head Coach Justin Fuente is gettingMore >>
With American Athletic Conference Media Days coming up July 28th and 29, Memphis Tiger Head Coach Justin Fuente wants his team to be under the radar as it gets ready for the season.More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 11:00 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:00:38 GMT
(WMC) - After fears that the water and electricity at Leahy's Mobile Home Park would be shut off next week, Memphis Lights Gas and Water has reached an agreement. The agreement gives the park until AugustMore >>
After fears that the water and electricity at Leahy's Mobile Home Park would be shut off next week, Memphis Lights Gas and Water has reached an agreement.More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 11:00 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:00:38 GMT
(WMC) - The campaign for Shelby County District Attorney took another bizarre turn after some voters claims they got a flier comparing incumbent Amy Weirich to a witch. The Wizard of Oz's Wicked WitchMore >>
The campaign for Shelby County District Attorney took another bizarre turn after some voters claims they got a flier comparing incumbent Amy Weirich to a witch.More >>
MARSHALL COUNTY, MS -
(WMC-TV) – In a matter of moments, Travis Hood's life turned inside out.
"I'm going to be a father to my 19-year-old brother and my three-year-old brother," said Hood. "We were at Wal-Mart parking lot going in and a shoplifter was coming out. There was a security guard and a policeman trying to take the suspect down," he added.
Off-duty Marshall County Deputy Scott Johnson, Hood's father, went into action.
"Daddy jumped out, got on him, did what he knows how to do until the cops got there," explained Hood.
When they got home, Deputy Johnson started having chest pains.
"Carried my father into the hospital (Alliance HealthCare System). My father died on the table. They revived him. One more time, my father looked up at me and said, 'I love you son' and my father died," Hood said.
He says Johnson's last moments on earth were a testament to his walk in life.
"My dad went down doing what he knew how to do and maybe God had a better plan for him," stated Hood.
Deputy Johnson just adopted little Dalton, after a family friend had trouble taking care of him.
The flag at the Marshall County Justice Center is at half staff and Johnson's stepson is now taking on the role of dad, even as he mourns.
"I just know my dad would kill to see that baby come up to be the man I've been. It's pretty hard. It takes all I've got to hold back, but I've got to be strong for my family," Hood explained.
Now the 22-year-old will be the one planning the family vacations and taking the boys camping and fishing.
Hood said he'll live through Deputy Scott Johnson's legacy.
"Brave man. Bravest man I've ever known," said Hood.
Deputy Johnson will be laid to rest Tuesday at Bethlehem Church of the Lord Jesus Christ on Overton School Road in Potts Camp, Mississippi.
Visitation is from 9 a.m. until Noon, followed by the funeral.
Hood says Scott had a family history of heart disease. He thanks everyone for their prayers.
Thursday, July 24 2014 12:04 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:04:58 GMT
The victim of a vicious gang rape is warning other women in the metro area. The victim and her attorney talked about the attack exclusively with WLBT. The 35-year-old woman, whose identity we are protecting,More >>
The victim, whose identity we are protecting, said, "He put the gun to my head and told me to take my clothes off. And that's when I couldn't do nothing. I was just standing there crying. And the other dude came from behind the truck. He put one in my side. And they bent me over in my front seat and they started raping me over and over again." More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:19:10 GMT
(WMC) – A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. As a result, the following 12 people were arrested: Preston K. Mitchell, 52, Memphis, Tenn., charged with procuring prostitutionMore >>
A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. Twelve people were arrested.More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 9:23 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:23:15 GMT
Police planned Friday to present their case to prosecutors on whether charges should be filed against an 80-year-old man who fatally shot of one of two burglars who attacked him when he found them ransacking his home.More >>
Prosecutors Friday were waiting for the results of a police investigation into the killing of a burglar by an 80-year-old California homeowner who says he shot the woman in the back as she fled his home and ran down an...More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:12:23 GMT
(WMC) - A Memphis home for the elderly is under scrutiny after two incidents involving residents happened within two days this week. Tonight, one of them remains missing. The other resident is hospitalized. TheMore >>
A Memphis home for the elderly is under scrutiny after two incidents involving residents happened within two days this week.More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 10:49 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:49:54 GMT
(WMC) – It's Freebie Friday and WMC Action News 5's Lindsey Brown found a ton of freebies this week from museums, movies, to moves on the dance floor! Back-to-school haircuts As the kids get closer toMore >>
It's Freebie Friday and WMC Action News 5's Lindsey Brown found a ton of freebies this week from museums, movies, to moves on the dance floor!More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 8:01 AM EDT2014-07-25 12:01:23 GMT
(WMC) - Memphis police took a Shelby County Sheriff's deputy recruit into custody Thursday afternoon at a training academy. Hunter Queen, 24, was booked into jail around 4 p.m., but his charges remainMore >>
Memphis police arrested a deputy recruit at the Shelby County sheriff's training academy Thursday after an investigation revealed he could be the driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run. More >>