Memphis man shot father and grandmother to death, police say

Source: Memphis Police, MEGA

Sep. 13 2021, Published 2:44 p.m. ET

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A man who reported finding his father and grandmother shot to death in a home in the Cherokee neighborhood of Memphis was charged with their killings.

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On Sept. 12, Memphis police responded to a call from Andre Jones, who told them he found his father, Ronald Jones, and his grandmother, Martha Jones, dead from gunshot wounds, according to WREG.

Police say they responded within one minute, as an officer was nearby, WREG reported.

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The first officers on the scene said they were able to enter the house, and they noticed the smell of smoke and gunfire filled the house, according to WREG.

The officer checked the back door, and the storm door was undamaged, WREG reported.

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The officer noted the only other entrance was the front door of the property, according to WREG.


Memphis police detained Andre Jones and transported him for questioning, WREG reported.

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After getting a search warrant, police found multiple casings near the body of each victim in their respective rooms, according to WREG.

Police said they found an empty 9mm magazine in Andre Jones’ room along with ammunition consistent with the shell casings on the floor, WREG reported.

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Authorities also said they found a gun with what appeared to be blood on it, according to WREG.

Police said they obtained audio and video from across the street, and they confirmed that no one entered or exited the residence around the time of the shooting, WREG reported.

As a result, Andre Jones was arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree murder and employment of a firearm while committing a felony, according to WREG.


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