Man arrested, charged in Hillview Drive shooting

Man arrested, charged in Hillview Drive shooting

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A Memphis man has been charged in connection to a shooting that injured multiple people last week at an apartment complex.

The shooting happened on East Hillview Drive, off East Alcy Road near the intersection of Airways Boulevard and I-240.

Police said 27-year-old Brandon Perry is charged with five counts of criminal attempt of first-degree murder, aggravated assault, being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun, and possessing a firearm during a dangerous felony.

Witnesses said on Aug. 21, Perry opened fire on a crowd of unarmed people while several women fought.

While driving to the scene, the first victim flagged down the officers and told them he had been shot. He told police he walked up to a large group of people in Hillview when shots were suddenly fired.

The victim told police he didn't know who shot him, and he didn't see the suspect. He was hospitalized in critical condition.

A second victim was found nearby and had been shot in the chest. The second victim told police the group of people was arguing, and someone started shooting. He told police he didn't see who shot him; he was hospitalized in critical condition.

A third victim was shot in the upper thigh and hospitalized in non-critical condition.

Police said a fourth victim was also shot inside the Hillview during the fight. The fourth victim was shot in the shoulder and hospitalized in non-critical condition.

Police said two were inside their apartment at Hillview when a round of gunfire went through their apartment window. The fifth victim was struck by a piece of glass across her chest. She was treated on the scene and refused to be hospitalized.

Police said Perry admitted to the shooting and also pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary on April 8, 2013.

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