MEMPHIS, Tenn. — An arrest was made in a deadly Parkway Village shooting after police say the suspect’s mother called police on her son.
Jadon Glasper, 18, faces second-degree murder charges in the Oct. 27 shooting death of Michael Cross-Clay. The shooting happened in an apartment on Comanche Court in Memphis.
According to a court affidavit, Glasper’s mother, who lives in Horn Lake, Mississippi, called police there and told them her son had confessed to a shooting.
Horn Lake Police contacted Memphis officers, who went to the apartment and found Cross-Clay’s body. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Glasper was arrested in Horn Lake. Memphis Police say he confessed to the shooting, saying the victim came into his room yelling about a gun.
He told investigators he grabbed the gun and shot Cross-Clay because he was scared.
“Now that mother, she went a long way. I admire what she did but that would be tough for most mothers to do,” said Bill Adkins, senior pastor of Greater Imani Church. “Now that mother, she went a long way. I admire what she did but that would be tough for most mothers to do.”
Community leaders say if we want to decrease, we need to speak up and hold those around us accountable.
“If we’re silent and don’t say anything about the crimes we know happened, that we witnessed we’re contributing to the crime. We’re almost an accessory to it,” Adkins said. “It’s not snitching. It’s saving lives. It’s protecting our community. It’s making our community safer to live in.”
Glasper has another court appearance next week. At last check, he’s being held on a $100,000 dollar bond.