Father of 3 shot, killed in Frayser - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Father of 3 shot, killed in Frayser

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Tyrico Jones (Source: Facebook) Tyrico Jones (Source: Facebook)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A man was shot and killed in Frayser.

The shooting happened in the 2500 block of Smith Ridge Road.

Memphis Police Department said the shooter is not in custody at this time.

"There was maybe 10 or 20 shots,” Tasha Abram said. “Coming from up the other street, I just started ducking immediately. I didn't know what was going on.”

Friends of the victim said Tyrico Jones died Saturday. They said the man they called Rico was a good person who graduated at the top of his class at Trezevant High School.

Police said Jones and a witness walked up to a group of men. Jones started talking to the men when one of them started firing shots.

Friends said Jones was pursuing his dream of becoming a rapper. He leaves behind three children.

“It's a tragedy,” Abram said. “I just feel sad for the family. I know it was a young guy. I just feel sad.”

With police investigating homicide 165, the community is hoping for peace.

“I just hope that everyone can just start getting along better; everyone can just come together and get along,” Abram said.

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