MPD nabs suspect in "shotgun robberies" - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

MPD nabs suspect in "shotgun robberies"

Iris Winn can still feel the cold metal against her face.

"I just turned and it hit me right here," she says as she points to her cheek.

Winn is one of several victims in a recent string of robberies around the University of Memphis who have stared down the barrel of a shotgun.

"And it looked really big in my face, you know," says Winn.

It's something she says she'll never forget, kind of like the face of 19 year-old Christopher Stokes. Winn positively identified him as one of her robbers. Memphis Police say his arrest clears at least three of these cases.

While many on and around campus are resting easier now that one suspect is charged, two suspects could still be out there. In fact, victim "Penn" Quinlan says three guys held him up. He still recalls the sound of a cocking shotgun.

"I thought it was the last thing I was going to hear, ever," says Quinlan.

He's encouraged that one suspect is behind bars. That's already more than he expected.

"I got held up, great!," says Quinlan. "Nothing's going to happen because of it I thought, " he adds. "Nothing's going to get done, but apparently things were getting done, which was very surprising for the city of Memphis."

He hopes the other suspects have moved on now that the heat is on. Iris Winn does too.

"I'm just really grateful I'm alive and, as far as we know, these guys haven't hurt anybody," says Winn.

Memphis Police continue to work this case. They say nearly a dozen of these shot-gun robberies have taken place since January first. They hope additional arrests are forthcoming.

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