Thursday, 10 August 2017 15:19

Teen Indicted on Murder, Other Charges In Zodiac Park Shooting

Aug. 10, 2017 – A Memphis teen was indicted Thursday on more than three dozen felony charges, including second-degree murder, in a shooting last November that killed a 16-year-old girl and wounded five others, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
Defendant Marcus Malone, 18, was indicted on second-degree murder for the death of Alana Tello of Horn Lake, Miss., 12 counts each on attempted second-degree murder, aggravated assault and employment of a firearm in the commission of a dangerous felony, and one count of reckless endangerment.
The incident occurred around 8 p.m. on Nov. 1 last year when two groups of teens gathered in Zodiac Park near E. Holmes Road and Tchulahoma Road in Whitehaven to resume a fight that began at a party the previous night.
As the confrontation began, Malone fired two shots in the air and then began firing into the opposing crowd, killing Tello, wounding five of her friends and sending seven others running for their lives.
The case is being handled by Asst. Dist. Atty. Carla Taylor.