Tuesday, 13 June 2017 08:54

Four Men Indicted in Fatal Drive-By Shooting

June 8, 2017 – Four men have been indicted on first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder charges for a drive-by shooting earlier this year in Hickory Hill in which a 15-year-old boy was killed and another teen was wounded, Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich said Thursday.
The shootings occurred shortly before 10 p.m. on Jan. 21 in front of a residence in the 4900 block of Blue Wing St. near East Shelby Drive and Ross Road.
Investigators said Terrance Maxwell was shot and killed and that a 16-year-old boy was wounded in the thigh when a group of men in a passing vehicle began firing into a group of youngsters attending a party.
Police later arrested and charged Terrian Hawkins, 19, Marcellus Williams, 18, and Marquez Banks and Vernon Houston, both 20. All are being held without bond.
The case is being handled by Asst. Dist. Atty. Chris Scruggs of the DA’s Multi-Agency Gang Prosecution Unit which handles homicides and other violent crimes associated with gang activity. The unit works daily with the MGU Operations Team, using local ordinances and state and federal laws to hold offenders accountable.
The Multi-Agency Gang Unit which was formed in 2011 is a group comprised of elite highly-trained members of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division, Memphis Police Department Organized Crime Unit as well as the ATF, FBI and the U.S. Marshals.