MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Two people are in custody after police chased a truck matching the description of the one used in the murder of Greater Memphis Chamber CEO and President Phil Trenary.
Police began chasing a Ford F-150, reported stolen, matching the description of the truck involved in Trenary’s murder on Friday morning.
The truck eventually crashed near the intersection of East McLemore Avenue and Mississippi Boulevard around 11:15 a.m.
Three vehicles were involved in the crash, including the F-150. Four people were taken to the hospital, with two in custody.
Police later identified the two men as Shymontre Reed and Quandarius Richardson.
Reed was charged with theft of property $10-60K, auto theft, and evading arrest. Richardson was charged with theft of property $10-60k, auto theft, reckless driving, reckless endangerment, no driver’s license & evading arrest.
Neighbor Noel Hutchinson was pulled from his home not far from the crash site after hearing vehicles racing by.
“Half of my neighbors were outside, and they were talking about how the car had jetted up the block, made that left turn, came onto McLemore,” Hutchinson said. “They were in shock.”
The white truck was split in two during the wreck, with the cab separated from the bed.
“It’s just a chaotic scene, period,” Hutchinson said.
Trenary was shot and killed Thursday night on South Front Street after leaving a run held by the Chamber at Loflin Yard. Police do not know if the attack was random or targeted at Trenary.
Police are unsure if the suspects in custody are involved in Trenary’s murder.