Two teens charged in connection to shooting death of 17-year-old fast-food worker in Memphis

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Sep. 16 2021, Published 3:44 p.m. ET

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Two teenagers, one a juvenile, were charged in connection to the murder of a fast-food worker who was taking out the trash, police said.

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Zavon Payne, 19, was charged with facilitation of first-degree murder in the death of Contario Sevion, 17, according to Memphis police.

An unnamed 16-year-old, whose name was not released by police, was charged with first-degree murder, attempted murder and use of a firearm in a felony, Memphis police stated.

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Sevion was shot twice just after midnight on Sept. 15 near the Five Guys restaurant on Ridgeway Road in Memphis, Tennessee, WREG reported.

Relatives said he worked there and was taking the trash to a dumpster out back, according to WREG.

The investigation into the case is ongoing.

Police have not released a possible motive for the shooting.


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