Man arrested in the shooting death of restaurant worker Casey Tinker

Arrest made in beloved restaurant employee's murder

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A 19-year-old man is behind bars after police identified him as the suspect in the shooting death of Casey Tinker, a Flight employee who was found dead in his vehicle Sept. 17.

According to an affidavit, Demarcus Wooten was in a stolen vehicle when he stopped on Goodman Road. A witness told police Wooten got out of the vehicle and attempted to rob Tinker.

Suspect search in restaurant worker's murder

Police say the witness reported that Tinker fought back and was the shot twice by Wooten.

He was able to drive to Maid Marian Lane where he was later found slumped over in his car.

Friends say Tinker left his job at the restaurant Flight a few hours before the incident happened. He was laid to rest Monday.

Wooten faces a first-degree murder charge in preparation of a robbery.

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