Man indicted in East Memphis homicide

Man indicted in East Memphis homicide

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A 36-year-old man was indicted Tuesday on first-degree murder charges in the shooting death of a man during an early-morning fight this summer near Park Avenue and South Highland, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.

A grand jury also indicted Deleon Pierce as a convicted felon in possession of a handgun.

The incident happened around 3:30 a.m. on South Highland, where several men were involved in a fight with 31-year-old Joshua Jenkins. Witnesses say moments later, Pierce walked up, pulled a gun and shot Jenkins two times.

Jenkins was rushed to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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