Paralyzed victim seeks justice - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Paralyzed victim seeks justice

LaRhon Threalkill (Source: WMC Action News 5) LaRhon Threalkill (Source: WMC Action News 5)
Devyn Knowles (Source: SCSO) Devyn Knowles (Source: SCSO)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A former Memphis salon owner shot seven times and paralyzed is seeking justice.

The man wanted for shooting him has yet be caught, nearly a month after the crime.

"No one wants to be paralyzed," said 27 year-old LaRhon Threalkill.

He refuses to give up hope that he'll walk again, no matter what doctors say.

"I just keep my faith in God," said Threalkill.

The former salon owner and musician was shot seven times on July 14 inside his home on Elliston Road by a man he thought was his friend.

"The first bullet that hit me, I completely lost all the feeling from my waist down," said Threalkill.

Twenty-six-year-old Devyn Knowles, now featured on the CrimeStoppers photo web page, is wanted for the shooting.

Threalkill is convinced Knowles thought it was a murder.

"He left out the house, about 20 minutes later he came back in, shot me two more times,” said Threalkill. “So his intentions were to kill me." 

Threalkill's family is helping him recover and providing a safe place for him to hide.

"You know, we're just fearful of our life,” said Threalkill. “He needs to be caught, that'll be a big relief for me."

"If he shot my son seven times, and he didn't die, he will come back again," said Threalkill’s mother, LaRhonda Britt.

A chain, other jewelry, and shoes are among the items Knowles is accused of stealing, but it's the irreplaceable loss Threalkill will, obviously, miss the most.

"I could probably move on with my life and progress,” said Threalkill.  “But with him on the loose, it's traumatizing to me."

Call Crime-Stoppers at 901-528-CASH if you know where Knowles may be.

Meanwhile, Threalkill’s family has set up a fund in his name at Suntrust Bank to help pay for medical expenses.

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