Ezekiel Kelly aka Zeek Huncho Memphis gunman livestreams going on shooting spree (see below), where he killed 4 & injured three prior to arrest. Facebook posts alluded to troubled teen, flashing guns & money and imminent violence.
‘This sh*t for real.’ A 19 year old teenager who live-streamed himself going on a shooting spree in Memphis, Tennessee, over the course of a few hours Wednesday, killing four and wounding three has been arrested.
Ezekiel D. Kelly was taken into custody Wednesday night, just on 9.20pm after wrecking a Toyota SUV he was driving, Memphis Police said in a release.
The teen gunman, who also went by the name of Zeek Huncho on Facebook is alleged to have begun his bloody romp through Memphis shortly before 1 a.m, Wednesday morning, when he killed a 24-year-old man on the 3100 block of Lyndale Avenue in the Highland Heights neighborhood. There were five other witnesses at the scene who identified the shooter as Kelly.
Kelly remained quiet until 4.38pm, when he went on to fatally shot an individual at a BP gas station on South Parkway, along with a woman on Norris Road near I-240 shortly after. The female victim was expected to survive, Fox 13 reported.
It was while going on his seemingly random shooting spree, that Kelly proceeded to livestream them on Facebook Live, with the teen gunman, including clips of him talking to the camera in the moments prior along with the actual shooting itself.
BREAKING Serial Killer loose in Memphis. A man who has been identified as 19-year-old Ezekiel Kelly.
Has been spotted driving around the Memphis Area shooting people.
— TheFamily’sSoup TV (@FamilysSoupTV) September 8, 2022
A Memphis news station reported that Ezekiel Kelly aka Zeek Huncho, the #Memphis gunman, pretended to need help before shooting the woman who tried to help him. Her condition is unknown. pic.twitter.com/26ZHqZEo7b
— That Guy Shane (@ProfanityNewz) September 8, 2022
‘I’m sorry momma I know you hate how I live’
A video of the shooting posted online apparently shows Kelly driving, with the teen gunman saying, ‘This sh*t for real,’ before getting out of a vehicle and walking into an AutoZone, with gun raised and shooting a man without warning (see video directly above).
‘Check this sh*t out. I am going to put this on camera. I pull up and do this on my own. What did the nigg*r say, no faking. Hear me, this sh*t if for real.’
Miraculously the man survived, and was now in critical condition.
In another video, Kelly is driving, with the gunman saying, ‘It’s getting real wild here’, with the sound of automatic gunfire soon heard after.. ‘I want justice,’ the teen gunman is heard saying.
At some point, Kelly switched vehicles from a blue Infiniti sedan to a grey Toyota SUV with Arkansas plate AEV63K, police said. Kelly allegedly carjacked the SUV and shot the female driver, News3 reported.
Police had thought that Kelly had crossed into Arkansas sometime after 7 p.m, but he was cornered at the intersection of Ivan and Hodge roads in DeSoto County, Tennessee.
Police had considered him armed and dangerous and warned city residents to stay indoors.
Memphis shooter on the run.. Ezekiel Kelly’s Facebook story before it was taken down (no shooting footage here) – I sped it up coz it was long but you can pause for the long ones. .@Nerdy_Addict pic.twitter.com/0yCFtoPH3W
— Fresha Vocado (@MPA_ByFresha) September 8, 2022
Facebook warnings of imminent violence
Kelly, whose Facebook page Zeke Huncho (since removed – see captured screen-shot images above and below) shows him flashing guns and money in most photos, posted an eerie message in mid-August, saying ‘I’m sorry momma I know you hate how I live…I know you pray every night I swear wont GO witout a fight.’
Read a post from 2019: ‘My home boys turning into bitches, my home girls should carry my casket’.
Kelly has prior arrests for attempted first-degree murder and reckless endangerment in February, 2020. He was also charged with aggravated assault, employment of a firearm with intent to commit a dangerous felony and reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon.
He was sentenced to three years but was released March 16 this year.
In an exclusive, the Sun interviewed Kelly’s aunt, who declined to give her name, telling the tabloid:
‘I found out this evening. I’m shocked just like everybody else,
Memphis on edge
‘The only person who knows what’s going on with Ezekiel is Ezekiel.
‘He’s got a lot of stuff going on, a lot of deaths around him.
‘He wasn’t just going around doing something as a joke. There’s something going on with him mentally, he needs help.’
The shooting spree comes the same week that the body of kidnapped billionaire heiress Eliza Fletcher, 34, was found in Memphis.
Police have charged Cleotha Abston-Henderson, an ex-con who served 20 years for a previous abduction, with aggravated kidnapping, tampering with evidence and first degree murder. Prosecutors have yet to say if they will seek the death penalty should the 38 year old man be convicted.
The city was on edge for four days as police looked for the mother of two who went missing while jogging, with Wednesday’s shooting spree further sending the city on edge.