Off-duty MPD officer one of 3 shot on Sardis Street - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Off-duty MPD officer one of 3 shot on Sardis Street

Sharrod Watson (Source: SCSO) Sharrod Watson (Source: SCSO)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Three people were shot on the 1400 block of Sardis Street Saturday.

Memphis Police confirmed that one of the victims was an off-duty MPD officer.

All three victims were taken to the hospital in non-critical condition.

21-year-old Sharrod Watson was arrested for the shooting. He is accused of shooting two cousins and his brother, confirmed to be the off-duty officer.

Neighbors said it began at a Fourth of July party. They said they heard loud bangs coming from the front of the home that they thought were fireworks.

"Me and the family just sitting out here barbecuing and we heard some shots," said one neighbor who did not want to be identified. "We thought it was firecrackers but then we said 'no' because it stopped at five. Then we heard crying over there, so we thought someone got hurt over something."

Sunday morning, the Temple of Faith Church around the corner from the shooting scene held a special prayer for Watson and the family members he shot.

"Look over on Sardis Street, yes, and touch that family," pastor Johnnie Smith said. "Prayer will change the worst things that go on. I know for myself, prayer changes things. Prayer is strong."

Pastor Smith said she knows because of a similar accident that happened within her family several years ago. Her nephew shot his brother.

Pastor Smith said her family prayed to God to heal wounds and heal both relatives' hearts. She said in time, her nephews were able to put the incident behind them, and that is the message she would like to share with Watson and his family to help them settle their differences.

"If they come together, they can come over here and I will pray with them. I've never seen them, but I will pray with them. They are invited to prayer temple praise, and we will pray with them."

Watson is charged with three counts of assault. The shootings remain under investigation.

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