Memphis man charged with attempted first-degree murder

Memphis man charged with attempted murder

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A Memphis man is behind bars and facing an attempted murder charge in connection to a weekend shooting investigation.

Zachary Mims is charged with criminal attempted first-degree murder, convicted felon in possession of a handgun and employing a firearm to commit a dangerous felony.

According to an affidavit, investigators say officers were called to a Memphis hospital on Sunday where a victim had shown up suffering from a gunshot wound to his arm.

The victim reportedly told officers, that Mims drove up to him on East McLemore near Willie Mitchell Boulevard. The two were discussing a car sale that had fallen through nearly four years ago when Mims fired his gun two to three times, striking the victim once in the arm.

Mims has a previous record. He was sentenced to almost a year in jail after he was convicted of possession of a controlled substance with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver back in February of 1998.

Copyright 2020 WMC. All rights reserved.