Monday, 05 August 2019 08:47

Man Indicted in Domestic-Related Homicide

Aug. 5, 2019 – A Frayser man has been indicted on charges of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and other charges related to a domestic shooting in May, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
Darunn Turner, 38, also was indicted on employment of a firearm in the commission of a dangerous felony, being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun and domestic assault. He is being held in the Shelby County Jail.
On May 19, 2019, police were called to the 900 block of North Frayser Circle where they found 20-year-old Marcus Powells suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Also, a 40-year-old woman was transported with gunshot wounds to her foot.
An investigation showed that following a domestic dispute over a lost necklace, Turner left the scene, then returned and began firing shots from his vehicle.
The case is being handled by Asst. Dist. Atty. Ryan Thompson of the DA’s Domestic Violence Prosecution Unit (DVPU) which prosecutes felony cases of domestic assault and homicide committed by intimate partners. The Unit also works closely with the Shelby County Family Safety Center to provide services and assistance to victims and their families.