MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - Memphis police arrested a suspect in the shooting death of a security guard who was gunned down while trying to clear a parking lot.
The shooting happened just after 3 a.m. on Friday, July 20 at the parking lot of Piggly Wiggly on the 3200-block of Winchester. The 43-year-old guard worked at B&N Grill and was shot multiple times while trying to clear patrons' cars from the Piggly Wiggly parking lot. He was transported to The MED in critical condition and later died.
On Tuesday, July 24, a witness came forward and identified 22-year-old Montrel Davis from a photo line-up as the person responsible for the shooting. The witness told police Davis and three of his friends were yelling and cussing at the guard as he was trying to get them to leave the parking lot, when Davis pulled out a gun and fired several shots, hitting the guard and the vehicle the witness was in.
Davis was apprehended on Thursday, August 9 at the Budget Host Inn on Airways. He was charged with two counts of First Degree Murder, one of which being an outstanding warrant issued in January.
Montrel Davis is being held on a $1 million bond at the Shelby County Jail and is scheduled to appear in court August 13.