Wednesday, 28 August 2019 15:46

Neighborhood Shooter Indicted in Murder Case

Aug. 28, 2019 – A North Memphis man was indicted Tuesday on first-degree murder and six other felony charges for an attack on four people in March outside of his residence, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
Tony Evans, 50, of the 1500 block of Carpenter St. also was indicted on three counts of attempted first-degree murder and three counts of employment of a firearm in the commission of a dangerous felony. He is being held in the Shelby County Jail.
Investigators said that around 11:45 p.m. on March 31, 2019, Evans approached a car in front of his home and hit the driver with a handgun. When several of his neighbors came outside, Evans threatened them as well and began firing shots.
Shamon Worles, 34, was struck in the neck and killed by the gunfire as he retreated into the house where he lived. The motorist escaped unharmed, but the rear window of his vehicle was shattered by bullets Evans fired.
The case is being handled by Asst. Dist. Atty. Jen Morris 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.