Friday, 15 November 2019 15:21

Fired Worker Convicted in Collierville Killing

Nov. 15, 2019 – A fired worker at a Collierville company was convicted Friday of first-degree murder in the ambush shooting death of a colleague last year in the company parking lot, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
Termaine York, 22, was automatically sentenced to life in prison by Judge Bobby Carter following the Criminal Court jury’s verdict.
Shortly after 8 p.m. on Sept. 21, 2018, the victim, Bruce Henderson, 50, was found shot to death in his vehicle on the parking lot at IPS Corporation on Industrial Park Lane in Collierville. The suspect, later identified as York, is seen on surveillance video coming out from behind a parked car and firing multiple times into the victim’s vehicle.
York was found less than an hour later walking nearby along Highway 57 and was taken into custody. Officers with a canine searched the area and found a 9mm pistol used in the shooting and clothing that matched the suspect on video, including a black hoodie, black gloves and a white mask with the defendant’s DNA on it.
York had been fired by the company the previous day for poor job performance and apparently blamed Henderson, even though he was not York’s supervisor.
The case was handled by Chief Prosecutor Chris Lareau and Asst. Dist. Atty. Regan Murphy of the DA’s Vertical Team 3 which handles cases in General Sessions Division 11 and Criminal Court Division 3.