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Woman In Tennessee Killed Her Estranged Boyfriend Over Cell Phone, Police Say

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Source: Shelby County Sheriff’s Office; UNSPLASH

Sep. 29 2022, Published 9:02 a.m. ET

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A woman in Tennessee is behind bars after she allegedly shot her boyfriend to death during an argument over a phone, court documents show.

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Shortly after 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 25, officers with the Memphis Police Department were called to a home following a shooting and found an unresponsive man lying in a driveway suffering two fatal gunshot wounds to his chest, WMC reported.

A male witness told detectives the victim recently was evicted from a residence belonging to his girlfriend, later identified as 35-year-old Tarriney Jefferson, court records show.

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The witness said he had come to pick up the victim when Jefferson allegedly began following her estranged boyfriend to the witness’ car and was arguing about a cell phone, according to the affidavit.


When the victim got into the vehicle, the affidavit states, Jefferson allegedly shot twice into the vehicle and the witness drove away and called police.

Police arrested Jefferson, who allegedly admitted to shooting a gun while she and her boyfriend argued.

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Video surveillance also shows the incident, according to authorities.

Jefferson was charged with first-degree murder, and aggravated assault.


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