MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Neighbors of the man suspected of shooting 15 people at a Collierville Kroger are stunned after learning they were living amongst a potential killer.
Detectives have identified the suspect as 29-year-old UK Thang. Thang is said to have lived at Unit 102 inside the Madison at Schilling Farms Apartments. Law enforcement from the local, state and federal levels searched the unit Thursday night.
Collierville Police Chief Dale Lane says the items removed could lead detectives to figure out the motive.
“The evidence that was taken from that location is being processed, to include all electronic evidence,” Lane said.
Those living inside the community say although the shooting did not happen here, their sense of safety has been shaken.
“I knew him, but I didn’t know him, because I saw him all the time,” said neighbor Corey Jarrett. “So I don’t know, it’s just baffling, especially here in Collierville.”
Neighbors both on and off camera say they refuse to allow someone who lived here, to disrupt or divide this community. Instead, they say they are more united than ever.
“We are a unit here, we are a tight knit unit,” Jarrett said. “We are here to help. If anything is needed, it will be taken care of.”
Lane did not say how long it will take to process those items removed.