Man charged in connection with deadly Whitehaven shooting

Man charged in connection with deadly Whitehaven shooting
Man charged in connection with deadly Whitehaven shooting (Source: WMC Action News 5)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Police have charged a man in connection with a deadly shooting in Whitehaven.

Officers responded to the shooting Friday at Hillview Road.

While searching the area, police found a 16-year-old victim suffering from a gunshot wound on Hillbrook Road.

The victim was rushed to Methodist University Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police say a second victim was also present though he did not sustain gunshot wounds.

He told officers that he and the first victim were going to the candy lady when a man drove up in a white Infiniti and began firing shots at them from inside the vehicle.

Officers found the suspect, who has been identified as 28-year-old Justin Nichols, and took him into custody.

Nichols is charged with first degree murder, criminal attempt and employment of firearm in commission of a felony.

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