Suspect arrested in shooting death of 12-year-old boy

Suspect arrested in shooting death of 12-year-old boy
Daylyn Byers charged in shooting death of 12-year-old boy (Source: WMC/MPD)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A 21-year-old man is behind bars after reportedly shooting two people in a drive-by, one of them being a 12-year-old boy who died of his injuries.

Daylyn Byers is facing charges of first-degree murder, attempted murder and employment of a weapon during a dangerous felony.

Memphis Police Department says on Sept. 28 officers responded to a shooting on Crillion Drive south of West Levi Road where they found the boy and a 24-year-old man had been shot.

The investigation revealed the victims were standing outside a residence when someone pulled up firing shots at them.

According to MPD, the 24-year-old was taken to the hospital in critical condition and the child was pronounced dead at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.

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