Thursday, 14 February 2019 16:24

Teen Indicted in Double Shooting

Feb. 14, 2019 – A 17-year-old juvenile has been indicted on first-degree murder and multiple other charges related to a shooting last year at a traffic intersection in the Hickory Ridge area of southeast Memphis, Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich said Thursday.
Carlos Lacey, who allegedly shot into a car occupied by four other teens, was transferred from Juvenile Court in September to be tried as an adult. One teen was killed and another was critically wounded.
A grand jury this week also indicted Lacey on three counts of attempted first-degree murder, three counts of aggravated assault and three counts of employment of a firearm in the commission of a dangerous felony.
The incident occurred shortly after 9:30 p.m. on July 16, 2018, when a vehicle driven by 18-year-old Malik Holland was stopped for a red light at Winchester Road and Hickory Hill Road. An investigation showed that Lacey spotted the car, got out of another vehicle and began firing his weapon.
Holland was killed and his 17-year-old front-seat passenger was critically wounded. Two other teens in the back seat were not hit.
Two days later, Lacey was arrested on unrelated outstanding warrants during a traffic stop at Democrat and Airways. During questioning and after being advised of his rights, Lacey told investigators he was responsible for shooting that killed Malik and wounded the passenger.
The case is being handled by Asst. Dist. Atty. Carla Taylor of the DA’s Crime Strategies Prosecution Unit which incorporates and expands the work of the Multi-Agency Gang Unit, the Organized Crime Unit, Project Safe Neighborhood/Gundone, GunStat, the Safe Streets Task Force and the Violent Crime Unit.