MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man is behind bars after Memphis Police responded to a shooting on Christmas Eve off Steve Road at the Cedar Creek Apartments where they found a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.
Police said the victim, Juan Castillo, was transported to the hospital, but did not survive his injuries.
MPD said surveillance footage showed 20-year-old Eric Alao-Alvarez and three other men exiting an apartment at Cedar Creek and firing shots into multiple parked cars then reenter the apartment.
Police described one of the guns having a laser attachment.
Police said around 9:30 pm on Christmas Eve, Alao-Alvarez went back to the parking lot and approached a 2012 Kia Sorrento driven by Castillo.
MPD said that Castillo had exited the vehicle and stepped away from the driver’s door.
Memphis Police said at that point, Alao-Alvarez shot Castillo multiple times and drove off with the 2012 Kia Sorrento.
According to MPD, there were two crime scenes. The 2012 Kia Sorrento was later found crashed on Rosamond and N. Highland with a handgun equipped with a laser as well as personal identification belonging to Castillo.
Eric Alao-Alvarez has been charged with first degree murder (in perpetration of an especially aggravated robbery), and especially aggravated robbery.
No bond has been set, and Alao-Alvarez’s next court date is set for December 28.