MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A shooting victim said he and a man who was killed were just trying to sell purses to someone they met on Facebook.
He said it all went terribly wrong when someone in the area of Bishop Bridge in Oakhaven pulled a gun and started shooting.
Darrell Wren is now behind bars facing several charges, and police are looking for another suspect.
Wren is charged with killing one person, injuring another and putting three schools on lockdown.
Police said Wren shot Jerome Dodson and Demetrius James. Officers found them inside a vehicle Monday.
Marie Dinkins heard the gun shots.
“It shouldn’t happen over here in this area, I was scared,” she said.
James told investigators he and Dodson went to the 3800 block of Bishop Bridge to sell purses to someone they met on Facebook.
Police said that’s when Wren started shooting.
“They could have went to the store and got it, whatever the cause over purses or money, they still shouldn’t have done it,” said Dinkins.
“People shoot people for stupid reasons, that’s stupid anyway, if you want to make your money, do it another way, you don’t have to rob nobody,” another woman said.
Wren’s 16-year-old sister told WREG James is lying. She said the men stole her brother’s truck Sunday night and he was trying to get it back, then the shooting happened.
Neighbors said although the shooting is a mystery, it could have been avoided.
WREG learned Wren is no stranger to law enforcement. He violated probation, and he was also charged with disorderly conduct and possession of marijuana.