Tennessee Man Accused of Fatally Shooting Several Women and Girls Found Dead from Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound in Getaway Car


A Tennessee man who went on a killing spree on Saturday was found dead Sunday morning of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after police pursued him.

Mavis Christian Jr. was found dead in a getaway car, a Chevy Malibu after he shot himself. On Saturday, he allegedly shot five females, four of them died while one was in critical condition.

The shootings happened in three separate locations across Memphis.

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Fox News reported:

A Tennessee man accused of killing several women and girls across the city of Memphis in three separate shootings on Saturday was found dead Sunday morning after a multi-agency manhunt.

Memphis police said Mavis Christian Jr., 52, was found dead from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound at about 3:31 a.m. inside the white Chevrolet Malibu he used to flee each shooting.

On Saturday, Christian Jr. allegedly shot five female victims in three different locations in the city, police said. Four of the victims died from their injuries while the fifth was left in critical condition.

The first shooting happened around 5:30 PM, in which two girls and one woman were shot. One of the girls and the woman died at the scene, while the other girl went to the hospital in critical condition.

Shortly after that another woman was shot and killed at a separate location which was confirmed by the police.

Prior to 9:30 PM, a third shooting happened at another location. Another woman was killed from a gunshot wound.

Police were able to connect the shootings at 3 locations to be related and that Christian Jr. was their only suspect. Police believe this was a domestic violence incident and that he appeared to be a relative of the victims.

Numerous law enforcement agencies worked together to help the local police. This included State and Federal along with local agencies.

Investigation is ongoing according to police.


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