Man arrested for shooting, killing veteran in West Memphis

Man arrested for shooting, killing veteran in West Memphis
Marcello Banks

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A man has been arrested for shooting and killing a veteran in West Memphis.

Police say Marcello Banks is responsible for killing 24-year-old Basha Thomas when he was sitting in his car.

The shooting happened on March 10th at 2950 East Jackson.

One witness says she'll always remember one thing that she saw as a tow truck pulled away the victim's car.

“The driver side window, I would say, had at least eight to ten bullet holes in it. And there was a lot of them on the side, I couldn’t count them all,” said Hannah Horns, witness.

Thomas served in the army for four years and was a certified engineer, working as a diesel mechanic.

Man found shot to death in car

Banks is charged with first degree murder.

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