Tennessee gang member face murder charges after funeral shooting

Tennessee gang member face murder charges after funeral shooting

5 Tennessee gangbangers, together with three youngsters, are going through homicide costs for taking pictures two teenagers and killing one in every of them throughout a crowded funeral.

The 5 gang members shot two of the victims a minimum of eight instances in the course of the North Memphis funeral, based on the Shelby County District Legal professional’s Workplace.

Emmit Beasley, 16, was killed whereas the opposite sufferer, additionally 16, ran a brief distance earlier than he collapsed in a close-by lot, prosecutors stated. He was critically injured however survived.

All 5 gang members have been launched after posting bond, the district legal professional’s workplace advised The Put up Wednesday.

“He had a future, and he was a pleasant, nice younger man,” Beasley’s mom, Chasity Graham, advised Motion 5 Information. “He was robbed; I used to be robbed. No dad or mum ought to have to face over their useless little one; no dad and mom ought to need to bury a toddler.”

Beasley was killed in the course of the funeral procession for 16-year-old Je’Marco Smith.ActionNews5

The opposite sufferer was Beasley’s cousin.

Pictures rang out when the Oct. 21, 2021 funeral procession was shifting alongside a North Memphis block for 16-year-old Je’Marco Smith, who was shot and killed weeks earlier in Raleigh. Three males have been charged in that case.

Days after the homicide final October, Graham advised Motion 5 Information, “The kid’s casket was loaded onto a horse-drawn carriage. It was children following behind the casket within the funeral procession. Personally, I used to be in my automotive behind the strolling children. I heard gunshots ring out. I went to assist, not realizing my son was laying on the street useless.”

Chasity Graham, Beasley’s mom, stated that she and her son didn’t know his shooters.ActionNews5

On Tuesday, a grand jury indicted David Lee Jr., 23; Rico Lee Jr., 18; Jaden Rios, 16; Tavion Rogers, 17; and Tremayne Scales Jr., 15. All are charged with first-degree homicide, first-degree tried homicide and employment of a firearm within the fee of a harmful felony.

“I didn’t know why my son was murdered,” Graham advised WVLT. “We don’t know his murderers.”

Lee Jr. was indicted as a convicted felon in possession of a handgun and being held on $350,000 bail, the DA’s workplace stated Monday earlier than he posted it, a Shelby DA spokesperson advised The Put up Wednesday.

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