Ezekiel Kelly, 19, of Tennessee, United States went by Zeke Huncho on Facebook. His page on the social media site was filled with photos of himself and other young men with guns and wads of cash.
In February 2020, Kelly was charged as an adult with attempted first-degree murder aggravated assault, using a firearm to commit a dangerous felony and reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon. He pleaded guilty to aggravated assault.
In April 2021, Kelly was sentenced to three years. On March 16, 2022, he was released from prison.
“I swear wont GO witout a fight I promise,” Kelly wrote on Facebook on August 18, 2022. The post was addressed to his mother.
“My home boys turning into bitches, my home girls should carry my casket,” Kelly wrote on Facebook in 2019. In January 2020, he wrote, “I might pray and go commit a sin and then go pray again!!”
On September 7, 2022, Kelly reposted those Facebook posts. That day, he allegedly fatally shot a woman in Memphis and took her grey Toyota sport utility vehicle with an Arkansas, USA plate but he later left the SUV behind and carjacked a Dodge Challenger in Southaven, DeSoto County, Mississippi, USA.
At around 4:30 p.m., Kelly allegedly shot a man at a gas station in Memphis and a woman near a ramp to I-240. The male victim died while the woman is in critical condition.
At around 6:00 p.m., Kelly took to Facebook to livestream himself exiting a vehicle. He shouted, “This s–t is for real!”
The livestream video showed how Kelly walked into an AutoZone store and shot a man without warning. The teenager’s Facebook page has been taken down.
At around 7:00 p.m., the Memphis Police Department sent out an active shooter alert so the University of Memphis gates were locked, a Memphis Redbirds game was halted and the Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) suspended trolley and bus services indefinitely. At around 9:00 p.m., Kelly was arrested in the area of Ivan Road and Hodge Road in Whitehaven, Memphis.
In total, Kelly allegedly shot seven people that day. Four of the victims died.
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