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Tragic South Memphis Shooting Leaves Community Grieving (VIDEO)


Je'On Davis and Destiney Plummer

Two people have been arrested in connection with a shooting incident that took place in South Memphis on Thursday night. Je'On Davis, 42, has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a woman, while 20-year-old Destiney Plummer faces charges of shooting at Davis after he allegedly shot her mother.

The shooting occurred on Quinn Avenue near South Parkway East and Wilson Street, with reports of three individuals being shot, including two women and a girl. Tragically, the woman succumbed to her injuries at the scene, while the girl was hospitalized with critical injuries.


According to court documents, the shooting stemmed from a street fight involving children and a woman, identified as Tamara Plummer. Eyewitnesses reported a chaotic scene with children and adults involved in a dispute that quickly turned violent.

Security footage revealed that Davis retrieved a handgun from his SUV before approaching Tamara Plummer in an aggressive manner and firing multiple shots. Davis, a convicted felon with a history of violence, previously served time for aggravated assault in Kansas City.

In a distressing turn of events, Destiney Plummer also resorted to gunfire after her mother was shot, injuring two additional individuals. Plummer stated that the gun discharged accidentally during the chaos of the situation. She now faces charges of Reckless Endangerment with a Deadly Weapon.


The incident has deeply affected the neighborhood, with residents expressing shock and sadness over the violent outcome of what began as a minor dispute among children. Community members emphasize the need for conflict resolution and de-escalation, calling for solutions that prioritize peaceful solutions to disagreements.

As the community mourns the loss of a life and prays for the recovery of the injured, it serves as a reminder of the devastating consequences of gun violence and the importance of fostering a more harmonious and safe environment for all. Let us come together in support and solidarity to address the underlying issues that lead to such tragic events, working towards a future free from senseless violence.

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