Teen arrested in killing of 'Mr. Orange Mound' - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Teen arrested in killing of 'Mr. Orange Mound'

Bobby Woods (Source: Family) Bobby Woods (Source: Family)
Terrion Flowers (Source: MPD) Terrion Flowers (Source: MPD)

A man was shot and killed in Orange Mound late Wednesday night just feet away from Melrose High School.

Around 10 p.m., family members said 57-year-old Bobby Woods was walking to the corner store near the intersection of Deadrick Avenue and Pendleton Street.

Family said he was shot two or three times in the chest. Woods later died from his injuries.

Woods' brothers said Woods was a father of three and had a wife. He was known as a painter in the neighborhood.

"He walked these streets, like I said he knew everybody," Woods' brother, Michael Woods, said. "He wouldn't hurt nobody and for someone to do him like that, it's terrible. These communities have to come together to try to do something."

Investigators said a disagreement between Woods and 19-year-old Terrion Flowers led to Flowers shooting and killing Woods.

People poured into the intersection of Deadrick and Pendleton on Thursday to show their respect for Woods, the man they called Mr. Orange Mound. Woods' daughter, LaJune Smith, said her father was killed just blocks away from his home.

"I know he was trying to walk to the store and go back home," she said. "That's all he ever did."

She said he spent his entire life in this community.

"My dad was a stand up guy," Smith said. "Everyone in the neighborhood loved him."

Smith said it's hard to understand why anyone would hurt her father.

The official police affidavit said the two men didn't know each other and the motive for the crime was "anger."

"My thoughts? I really have not accepted it yet, because it's kind of unreal to me [that] somebody would even do him like that," Smith said. "He doesn't bother anybody. It's unreal."

"He has taken my dad away from us," Smith said. "He has also ruined my life. Both families are going to be affected, but he has put a hurt on mine--my family."

Officers found Flowers and charged him with first-degree murder.

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