Woman Arrested In Connection To Fatal Shooting Of Memphis Community Activist

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Source: Memphis police; Marshals

Aug. 23 2022, Published 4:33 p.m. ET

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A community activist was killed in the Memphis area on Aug. 13, and nearly two weeks later, police said they arrested the suspected killer.

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Around 2 a.m. on Aug. 23, the U.S. Marshals arrested Tifanee Wright, 33, in connection to the killing of Dr. Yvonne Nelson.

She had been wanted on a charge of second-degree murder in Shelby County, Tennessee.

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On Aug. 13, Memphis police responded to a shots fired call on Yale Road. There, they found Nelson dead from a gunshot wound.

Investigators identified Wight as a suspect and asked for the public’s help finding her.

The shooting happened after an argument over money between Wright and Nelson, according to WMC.

Wright had barricaded herself in a home in Memphis when police arrived to arrest her. She eventually surrendered without further incident.


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