NYE party bus shooting suspect will face 25 attempted murder charges

NYE party bus shooting suspect will face 25 attempted murder charges

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Twenty-five terrified people on a party bus New Year's Eve weren't sure what to do when someone started shooting at them.

"All I was thinking about was get down," said one of the people on the bus who did not want to be identified. "I know the sound of gunshots mean gets down."

Investigators say it all started when a group of people at ICE Bar and Grill on Hacks Cross got into an argument with people on the party bus. Five people on the bus went to the hospital. Two of them were in critical condition.

"I didn't realize the altercation was that serious because I thought they were just flashing money off at each other," said the bus passenger.

Police have named Robert Sanders, 32, as a suspect in the party bus shooting.

Police released new information saying that after the bus and its passengers left the scene, it was corralled by a Nissan Maxima and a Chevy Tahoe.

The driver of the Tahoe fired several shots into the bus. Investigators determined Robert Sanders was the shooter. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Sanders is charged with 25 counts of criminally attempted first-degree murder.

If you have any information that could help police find Sanders or the people in the Nissan Maxima, please call Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH.

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