MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A suspect in Tennessee died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot while on the run early Sunday after he allegedly killed four victims and seriously injured a fifth victim in a deadly outbreak of domestic violence Saturday night, police said with.
Officers found Mavis Christian Jr., 52, in his car during a manhunt after shootings at three locations in Memphis that left three women and a young girl dead and another young girl critically injured.
Memphis Police Department officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 100 block of Howard Drive at 9:22 p.m. Police found a woman with an apparent gunshot wound who was pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigators determined there were two other fatal shootings related. A woman and a 13-year-old girl were killed and a 15-year-old girl was critically injured on Field Lark Drive. Another woman was found fatally shot on Warrington Road, Memphis Police Officer Christopher Williams said.
Police believed Christian was responsible for all three shootings and launched a search involving local, state and federal law enforcement.
Each shooting was believed to be a domestic violence case, police said.