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Memphis police investigate Monday afternoon homicide

Memphis police are investigating a fatal shooting that happened early Monday afternoon near the intersection of East Trigg and South Lauderdale in Memphis.

Neighbors watched as detectives looked for evidence around the body of a man found lying in a cut through between a church and several businesses.

"I was playing the piano and I heard heard a noise. I thought it was sister Owens driving up, but it wasn't," pastor Dr. Leverne Malone said.

Police said someone shot the man several times in broad daylight. Susan Jones said the victim and another man were arguing over a beer.

"They was arguing over a beer. They didn't have no beer. They wanted a beer . They probably took his beer and shot him," Jones said.

Several witnesses said they heard one gunshot. But police said the victim was shot several times.

Jones said the victim comes in the area a lot and seems to be a nice guy. She said she did not see who shot the man.

One woman said the victim goes by the nick name Hot Rod and he has a wife and children. Pastor Malone said the area is in decline and a lot of people come in and out.

Investigators are hoping witnesses will come forward and let them know what happened.


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