Defendant Tyrone Shepard also was indicted on charges of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of especially aggravated robbery and employment of a firearm in the commission of a dangerous felony.
He is being held in the Shelby County Jail. A 14-year-old accomplice was adjudicated in Juvenile Court and will be in the custody of the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services until his 19th birthday.
Shepard is accused of killing Juan Garcia-Rincon, 50, wounding a 53-year-old man and taking their wallets and contents.
The incident occurred around 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 24, 2018, outside an apartment in the 2400 block of Ketchum east of Airways. Both victims were taken to a hospital where Garcia-Rincon died two days later.
The case is being handled by Asst. Dist. Atty. Chris Lareau 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.