Tennessee Suspect Accused Of Fatally Running Over Man Who Broke His SUV Window With Baseball Bat
A Tennessee man is behind bars on a second-degree murder charge after he allegedly ran over a man and killed him while behind the wheel of an SUV, authorities said.
Around 10:15 p.m. on Jan. 28, police in Memphis found the victim, identified as Krishun Smith, under a GMC Envoy, WHBQ-TV reported.
Smith was pronounced dead from his injuries about 40 minutes later an area hospital.
Police said witnesses alleged Willie “Big Man” Fitzgerald, 39, was driving the black 2005 vehicle when it struck Smith.
Officers took the suspect into custody when he returned to the scene of the fatal incident at 3:30 a.m. that morning.
In court records obtained by WHBQ-TV, police state Fitzgerald admitted he ran over Smith, who he knew and allegedly did drugs with, after the victim, wearing a mask and armed with a baseball bat, approached his vehicle and smashed the driver’s side window.
According to Fitzgerald, he was attempting to “detain” Smith when he ran over him over with his SUV down the block from where he said Smith broke the window.
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