Millington man indicted in deadly double shooting

Millington man indicted in deadly double shooting
Millington man indicted in deadly double shooting (Source: Shelby County Jail)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A Millington man was indicted Thursday in the shooting death of one man and the wounding of another during a dispute this summer, according to Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.

A grand jury indicted 40-year-old Orlando Phillips on charges of second-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder, and convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

Investigators with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office said the shootings occurred around 5 p.m. on June 5 in a vehicle parked in the 6200 block of Martinwest Drive near Navy Road in Millington.

When officers arrived, they found 38-year-old Larry House in the street with multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A second victim, a 27-year-old cousin of the suspect, was taken by private car to a fire station on Navy Road. The victim was then taken by ambulance to a hospital where he was treated for six gunshot wounds.

Investigators said the men were sitting in the parked vehicle when Phillips became angry, stepped out and began firing a handgun at the others.

Phillips was arrested nearby a short time later.

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