Man arrested for murder of girlfriend

Man arrested for murder of girlfriend
The scene on Shelby Drive. (Source: WMC Action News 5)
The scene on Shelby Drive. (Source: WMC Action News 5)

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A man is in jail after his girlfriend was shot and killed in Whitehaven on Wednesday, according to Memphis Police Department.

The shooting happened near the intersection of East Shelby Drive and Tulane Road shortly after noon.

Officers arrived to the scene to find a 33-year-old woman unresponsive with a gunshot wound, lying on the living room floor.

The victim was rushed to the hospital where she died.

Anthony Harris, the victim's boyfriend, said he left the home and returned to find her shot. He said someone kicked in the back door.

After investigating, homicide detectives determined Harris was lying.

Harris, 24, is now charged with second-degree murder.

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