Police: Grandson of 81-year-old injured in drive-by shooting shoots, kills 15-year-old girl

WEST MEMPHIS, AR (WMC) - West Memphis Police Department made an arrest in the fatal shooting of a teenage girl.

Kelton Moore is charged with the first-degree murder and attempted murder in the killing of 15-year-old Jordyne Craig as she walked to the store on 15th Street with her boyfriend on Saturday, June 9.

At last update, that boyfriend, who was also shot, was still in the hospital in critical condition.

Police confirmed that Moore, the suspected shooter, and his 81-year-old grandmother were both shot on 16th Street on June 6--just days before Craig was killed.

West Memphis PD arrested Desmond Mason in that shooting.

WMC Action News 5 spoke to that 81-year-old grandmother, Frankie Moore, after she was shot, and on Saturday, Chris Luther went back to her door and asked her if she believes her grandson shot and killed Craig.

"No. He said he didn't do it," Moore said.

West Memphis PD said it is investigating the shootings to see if they are related, and see if Craig's death was in retaliation to the first shooting.

There was also a third shooting in West Memphis where a teenager died. Jaylan Maxwell, 17, is now facing murder charges.

Neighbors in West Memphis said they're sick of the recent violence.

Chris Jackson lives near the two shootings.He's experienced violence in his own life. When he was 17, he was shot four times, losing his eye. He doesn't want his pain to happen to anyone else in his neighborhood.

"Just stop this mess," he said.

The two most recent homicides brings the total number of homicides in West Memphis this year to nine.

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