Police search for Kmart homicide suspect who took 1-year-old - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Police search for Kmart homicide suspect who took 1-year-old

Investigators are searching for Artavius Brown, who is accused of shooting Williams and taking the 1-year-old. (Source: SCSO) Investigators are searching for Artavius Brown, who is accused of shooting Williams and taking the 1-year-old. (Source: SCSO)
Family said Reginald Williams was shot and killed. (Source: Family) Family said Reginald Williams was shot and killed. (Source: Family)
1-year-old that has since been returned to his family. (Source: MPD) 1-year-old that has since been returned to his family. (Source: MPD)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

The manhunt continues for the person accused of shooting his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend and kidnapping his own son in a Kmart parking lot Sunday.

Memphis Police Department said the suspected shooter, identified as Artavius Brown, shot 24-year-old Reginald Williams before taking off with his 1-year-old son.

According to police officers, 24-year-old Reginald Williams and his girlfriend showed up to the Kmart on Austin Peay Highway to drop her 1-year-old son off with his biological father, Artavius Brown. Williams and Brown reportedly began arguing and that's when Brown pulled out a gun, shot Williams, and took off with his own son.

A City Watch Alert was issued for the boy, but canceled about an hour later when the child was returned to a police precinct. 

Williams' sister, Jan, said the argument is the result of a jealous ex-boyfriend.

"[He] was jealous because he couldn't accomplish what my brother accomplished with his baby mama," she said. "He [her brother] took that baby in as his own and took care of that baby. They just got them a nice apartment about two weeks ago."

Jan Williams said her brother was about to complete his GED and planned to enroll in college. 

Artavius Brown is on the run from law enforcement. Police officers believe he is driving a black Corolla. Anyone with information about Brown's whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.

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