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Memphis man murdered leaving for work

Memphis Police responded to an argument outside an apartment complex around 5:00am Thursday morning that left one man dead. Bobby Cunningham, who lived in the apartment, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Neighbor Brenda Beck was upset.

"He was a sweetheart, and didn't bother anyone," she said. "He kept a smile. Everytime you would see him, he was either going to work or home or mingling with his neighbors."

Police got a 911 call from Cunningham's wife at 4:58 Thursday morning. She told police her husband was being robbed and she was hiding in a closet. At some point, police say Cunningham got back inside his apartment, but his attacker kicked the door in.

Sherita Farley says she comes home early in the morning and had to put a plan in place because so many strangers were wandering into her apartment complex.

"The lady that watch my kids when I pull up, I call her on my cell phone and let her know I'm outside. Then she waits till I go in," Farley said.

Neighbors complain about security at The Birches Townhomes. They say the security gate doesn't work and stays open. They'd also like to see a security guard hired.

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