Memphis Man Shot, Killed after Answering Door
Reported by: Tenikka Smith
Contributor: Shane Myers
Last Update: 11/07 6:52 pm
Police and an ambulance on the scene of a man who was shot and killed after answering his door. MEMPHIS, TN – Memphis police say a man was killed after he answered a knock on his door.
According to investigators, it happened in the 1900 block of McCauley around 7:00 p.m., November 6, 2008.
Police say a man walked up to the house and knocked on the door. When the 51 year-old victim answered the door, the man asked him if he was the home owner. Police say the victim answered “yes” and the man shot the victim in the chest with a shotgun.
The 51 year-old died at the scene.
Neighbor James Parks says he heard a gunshot Thursday evening but had no idea it was coming from his neighbor’s home. Parks says, “Think about it. Somebody come to your house, knock on your door [asks] are you a homeowner [then] blowing your brains out …. That’s awful!
Neighbor Daryl Wide says he and the victim were friends. "He was a real nice guy. He didn't bother nobody. He minds his own business and everything."
Investigators say they do not think the two knew each other and do not know the motive for the shooting. The victim’s roommate was home at the time, but told investigators he did not see the incident.
Police say the investigation is ongoing. If you have any information call Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH.