Arrest made in homicide victim found at the Med, shooting location previously unknown identified by MPD

Arrest made in homicide victim found at the Med, shooting location previously unknown identified by MPD
Sidney Baskerville has been arrested in charged in a fatal Oct. 6 shooting that happened in a South Memphis neighborhood. (Source: Memphis Police Department)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Memphis Police have arrested a suspect in an Oct. 6 shooting that resulted in the victim dying at Regional One. The shooting location was previously unknown, but police report that it happened in a South Memphis neighborhood.

Sidney Baskerville, 35, was arrested and charged Friday with first-degree murder, criminal attempt first-degree murder, employment of a firearm during a dangerous felony, and convicted felon in possession of a deadly weapon.

MPD responded to a shooting call on Oct. 6 at Trigg and Azalia Street. The victim was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds and was driven to Regional One by a second victim, who was not injured during the shooting; however, the vehicle was riddled with bullet holes.

The first victim was pronounced dead at 9:11 p.m. Crime Scene Investigators collected multiple spent shell casings from the scene, and Baskerville was developed as a suspect.

On Oct. 8, a witness gave a statement and positively identified Baskerville as the shooter and the maintenance man for their apartment complex.

The surviving victim arrived at the Homicide Office Oct. 9 and identified Baskerville from a six-person photospread.

Baskerville was brought into the Homicide Office where he was advised of his Miranda rights; he waived them and gave a recorded statement that he was the individual responsible for the fatal shooting.

That same day, a search warrant was signed and executed at the 1200 block of Azalia and led to findings of a High Standard Corp., Model Sentinel 22 caliber revolver with a pearl handle loaded with seven live rounds in the cylinder, a gun holster, an empty Smith and Wesson 40 caliber magazine, an Alcatel cellphone, and LG cellphone, and a white LG cellphone. These items were tagged as evidence at 201 Poplar.

Baskerville was later transported to 201 Poplar.

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