MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Police have identified a man who was shot and killed at a gas station in Frayser.
Police say 21-year-old Derrion Childs was shot and killed at a Valero gas station on North Watkins Road near Delano Avenue at around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night.
Memphis Police say two other people were also injured in that shooting.
Police released pictures of the possible suspects Friday afternoon. Police say the suspects left the scene in a dark-colored Infiniti SUV and a dark-colored Jeep Cherokee.
Childs was a local comedian who made headlines days before his death after making jokes on Facebook about Young Dolph’s murder, according to The Sun.
Police have not confirmed if the Facebook post was related to Child’s murder and are still working to determine if his death is connected to other incidents that have happened in the city.
Memphis Police responded to another shooting at the same location at around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday morning. The victim of that shooting was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
Family told WREG his words were taken out of context and his death had nothing to do with the slain rapper.
“He was like I’m not joking about Dolph’s death. He said I’m just saying that Memphis is basically the next Chicago because anybody can get killed in Memphis,” his sister Shameccia Mason said. “He was like it’s crazy how Young Dolph actually went to a cookie place in his own neighborhood and got killed in his own neighborhood. He was like that’s what he meant. He wasn’t making a joke about death.”
Leading up to the shooting Mason says that her brother spoke a lot about death. She also noticed that his behavior changed in the last week.
“I kind of felt like he knew he was kind of preparing us. Like he kind of prepared for him to leave because he kept coming around so much,” she said. “He was always in my house or calling me saying sis I’m finna pull up, I finna come over there or send me this, send me this. Like I spent his last days with him.”
If you have any information on these shootings, call Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH.
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