Suspicious fire at home where father of 7 died - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Suspicious fire at home where father of 7 died

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Antwon Robinson (Source: SCSO) Antwon Robinson (Source: SCSO)
Shannan Robinson (Source: SCSO) Shannan Robinson (Source: SCSO)
Shantrice Robinson (Source: SCSO) Shantrice Robinson (Source: SCSO)

Firefighters and police officers are investigating a fire at the home of the man accused of shooting and killing a father of seven in Binghampton.

Thursday, investigators and family members rushed to the suspect's home on Baltic Avenue, where the man family identified as 22-year-old Charles Keith was shot and killed. They said he had five children and took care of two step children. Soon afterward, investigators developed 18-year-old Antwon Robinson as a suspect in the shooting.

Police said when they arrested Robinson, he had a gun with him that matched the gun used to kill Keith. Investigators later learned that gun was stolen out of Lexington, Tennessee.

Additionally, police arrested two women charged with accessory after the fact and false reporting. Investigators said Shannan Robinson took almost $2,750 in cash from Keith's pockets, along with his phone and a baseball cap. Shantrice Robinson is accused of driving Antwon Robinson away from the scene in Keith's car.

Both women initially told investigators Keith was shot by an unknown suspect, but later admitted they were lying. They both identified Antwon Robinson as the man who shot Keith.

A few hours after that arrest, neighbors noticed Robinson's house was on fire. Firefighters were able to control the flames. No one was home at the time of the fire, but investigators are calling it "suspicious."

Robinson is charged with second-degree murder and theft. Friday morning's fire is currently under investigation.

WMC Action News 5's Jerica Phillips is working to learn what led up to the shooting and what sparked the fire. Stay with WMC Action News 5 and for developments.

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