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Man charged with killing mother's boyfriend

Carreyon Pryor (Source: MPD) Carreyon Pryor (Source: MPD)

A man is behind bars, accused of shooting and killing his mother's boyfriend.

According to the police report, Carreyon Pryor, 21, started arguing with his mom's boyfriend, 35-year-old Ricky Rogers, on April 19.

During the argument, Pryor pulled out a gun and shot Rogers multiple times. Rogers was taken to the hospital where he later died.

"He was beating on this boy's mama and he told him don't do it no more," Mary said.

The woman, who asked not to be identified and wanted to only be referred to as Mary, said not only did Pryor continue to beat her, but he also burned her car.

According to police, there are no reports on those incidents at that address. However, since Pryor did not always live at that location, it is possible those reports could have been reported at another location.

Mary lives close by and had a front-row seat to the whole incident on April 19.

"She said 'Don't do it. Don't do it,'" Mary said. "And I'm like, 'Do what?' So he came back to his car and reached in there. He got a gun. Then, all of a sudden, I don't hear nothing but shot, shot, shot."

Several witnesses identified Pryor as the person who killed Rogers.

On May 16, Pryor turned himself in to officers. Pryor is charged with first-degree murder.

Mary thinks he should face a lesser charge.

"That man, I guess he got tired, you know," Mary said. "You ain't going to stand around and let nobody beat on your mama like that."

Mary said she thinks Rogers had it coming to him because of the way he treated Pryor's mother.

She said 'Lil Ricky,' as he was known, was into drugs and violent crime.

"Lil Ricky should have, if he hadn't gotten killed, he was the one that needed to be doing the time because he been doing a lot of evil stuff around here," Mary said.

But, according to Mary, Ricky's death doesn't make things any safer. She's only one of several neighbors who said crime is out of hand.

Mary said Le Bonheur has been buying houses in the area and she is looking forward to a time when they offer to buy her home so she can get out of the neighborhood before it's too late.

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