Woman arrested after father of 6 gunned down - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Woman arrested after father of 6 gunned down

Jimmiko Driskell (Source: SCSO) Jimmiko Driskell (Source: SCSO)
Alvino Johnson (Source: Facebook) Alvino Johnson (Source: Facebook)

A woman is in jail for murder after police said she pulled out a rifle and fired shots from her car, killing a man.

Police said a man, later identified as 39-year-old Alvino Johnson, was found lying near the side of a home in the 200 block of Leath Street just after 6 a.m Saturday. Johnson had been shot and killed.

“They say he screamed, ‘I'm hit,’” Yvonne McCann said.

McCann is now mourning the loss of her son.

“He laid there over five hours,” she said.

Police arrested Jimmiko Driskell, 20, for the shooting after witnesses said she shot into a crowd of people.

Neighbors said they heard several dozen shots fired back and forth.

Investigators said Driskell pointed an AR-15 out the window of a car and shot rounds at the crowd after an argument.

What bothers McCann the most is that while Johnson was there with friends, no one stepped in to help.

“Where were they when he was laying on the side of a house?” she asked. “Where were they when he hollered ‘I'm hit’? And everybody run and not one person checked to see if he was alright.”

Johnson leaves behind six children, whom McCann is left to console.

“Lord, it hurt me so bad to see them children yesterday,” McCann said.

She said her son was just at the wrong place at the wrong time.

"He's in a better place," McCann said. "He knows I always worry about him. When he goes places, I always call to find out where he is. It was his time."

Driskell is charged with first-degree murder, two counts of attempted first-degree murder, and employing a firearm during the commission of a felony.

McCann has one message to send to Driskell:

“I forgive her and God help have mercy on her soul.”

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