Man shot in front of 6-year-old daughter at apartment complex

(Source: WMC Action News 5)
(Source: WMC Action News 5)
(Source: WMC Action News 5)
(Source: WMC Action News 5)

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A family dispute is what investigators believe led to a father being gunned down with an assault rifle in front of his 6-year-old daughter Tuesday night.

The crime scene tape that surrounds the Hilldale Apartments on Westline Drive in Raleigh serves as a reminder of the violence that took place.

Archilia Mays and her 2-year-old daughter, Khrysta, live next door to where the deadly shooting happened.

"We just heard about five or six gunshots," she said.

Neighbors said those gunshots were fired around 8 p.m. as Courtney Anthony was dropping his daughter off at her mother's apartment. Anthony apparently got into an argument with her live-in boyfriend, Johnathan Morris.

According to the police report, Morris pulled out an assault rifle and fired several shots despite Anthony's daughter being nearby and other children playing outside.

"It was not a good scene and the 6-year-old, that was her father," neighbor Shavonda Anderson said. "It happened to her dad like that and I hate that. I really do."

Morris, who confessed to shooting Anthony, was booked into Shelby County Jail on a second degree murder charge.

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