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Police hunt for suspects in death of Memphis teen

By Lori Brown - bio | email

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - Police are searching for suspects in Wednesday night shooting death of a Memphis teen.

Memphis police said Rozelle Green, Jr., 17, was gunned down Wednesday night in front of a house on Cannon Street.  Witnesses told police several men in a white car drove onto the street and fired the shots from the car.

Carolyn Cathey, who lives nearby, said she heard three shots fired.  When she came out, she found the boy laying on the concrete.

Cathey said she checked for a pulse but didn't feel one.

"It's sad when you see a young person right before your eyes gasping for life," Cathey said. "Young life just gone and been destroyed."

Memphis Fire Department Paramedics took Green to the Med where he later died.

Cathey says her grandsons knew Green, and called him a well-liked senior at Hamilton High School.

Homicide investigators are looking for possible witnesses who may know more about the shooting to help them determine a motive.

Police urge anyone with information to call CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH.

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