Man charged in homicide on Baltimore St - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Man charged in homicide on Baltimore St

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A man is behind bars, accused of killing another man in what appears to be a domestic incident near the Liberty Bowl, according to Memphis Police Department.

Police said one man was pronounced dead on the scene, one man was taken to the hospital in non-critical condition, and one man was detained. According to the police report, that man, Eric Garner, later admitted shooting the other two and was placed under arrest.

"He said he was going to kill everybody in the house," witness Calvin Roosevelt said.

People in the neighborhood heard shots Tuesday night.

"I guess about five or six, maybe more than that," Roosevelt said. "It was pretty scary. I was making sure I wasn't in the way. Glad I was on that street because those bullets ain't got no eyes."

Dozens of police cruisers swarmed the neighborhood near the intersection of Baltimore Street and Southern Avenue. Police put up crime scene tape and tried to control a scared and curious crowd.

"If ya'll live here, can ya'll go in your houses? If ya'll don't, go on the other side of the street for me please," an officer said to a gathering crowd.

Witnesses said the shooting happened at a brick house. One witness told police that the suspect pointed a gun at her and threatened to shoot her.

Mary Mosby said her grandsons live in the house with their other grandmother. She waited for some kind of information.

"I don't know. My son just called and told me something was happening into my grandbabies' grandmama's house," Mosby said. "I'm just coming over here."

A lot of anxious relatives waited for information.

"I don't even know. My daughter, that's who I'm looking for."

Police had people in patrol cars, most likely as witnesses.

Garner is charged with first-degree murder and two counts of aggravated assault.

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