Man arrested in murder of young father

Man arrested in murder of young father
Young father shot, killed trying to sell car in Berclair (Source: WMC Action News 5)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The man accused of gunning down a young father who was trying to sell his car is in Memphis police custody.

The shots were heard on Novarese Avenue in a Berclair neighborhood a week ago, when 20-year-old Arnold Reyes-Reyes was shot several times and shoved out of his Mustang he was trying to sell.

U.S. Marshals picked up 21-year-old Edmond Knowles at a house in Blytheville, Arkansas on a first-degree murder warrant out of Memphis on Tuesday.

“I don’t know what to think about it. I don’t know why they’d be over here to do anything like that," one neighbor said.

He is puzzled and shocked someone from Arkansas would be in Memphis accused of a crime. Reyes-Reyes was a married father with a 6-month-old son.

Last week Reyes-Reyes’ family told WMC Action News 5 he wanted to sell the Mustang because he needed the money for his family.

They said he was at a nearby Auto Zone buying parts to repair the vehicle when Knowles asked if he was selling the car.

Knowles got in the car and drove it farther than the 20-year-old expected, ending up on Novarese.

Memphis police released surveillance video of a person of interest but later ruled him out.

Arnold Reyes-Reyes’ mother said she wants justice for her son.

The family did not want to comment about the arrest of Knowles.

He is charged with first-degree murder, especially aggravated robbery and kidnapping and theft of property.

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