Man who shot four during Facebook livestreaming arrested
An assassination spree by a 19-year-old man was live-streamed on Facebook Live.
Before arresting the suspect, identified as Ezekiel Kelly, who is alleged to have committed multiple shootings on Wednesday night, September 7, in Memphis, Tennessee, police in the US issued an urgent warning to the public to avoid a “armed and dangerous” gunman.
People in the vicinity were given simple police warnings: “If you do not need to be out, please remain home!
DANGEROUS AND ARMED
According to a tweet from the Memphis Police Department, they received several reports on Wednesday, September 7, about a young black male suspect who was allegedly operating a blue or silver vehicle.
Police did not disclose the number or location of the shootings, although the shooter is said to have claimed five shootings in one of the films.
As of 7 p.m. local time, Fox 13 reported that there had been at least two shootings.
In one that happened at a BP gas station, a woman was hurt.
One clip captured from a Facebook Live stream shows the suspect speaking into his phone’s front-facing camera while driving, with him occasionally cocking his gun and firing bullets out of the window.
In a subsequent video, the man is seen exiting a vehicle, entering a store, pulling out a gun, and twice firing it at a man inside the establishment.
He tells the camera, “no faking, this sh** for real,” as he approaches the store’s front door.
The shooter may be heard shouting, “I want justice,” while waving a gun in another footage.
One post from August 18 on the suspect’s Facebook profile states: “I swear won’t GO witout a fight I promise.”
He published a number of earlier messages, including one from 2019 that read: “My home lads turning into bit***es, my home girls should carry my casket,” in his Facebook stories in the hours before the shootings.
I might pray, go do a sin, and then go pray again!, read another repost from January 2020.