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Man charged in deadly shooting near Memphis airport

Bouya Ba is charged with first degree murder in the death of Ervin Terrell. Terrell was found shot November 19, 2021, along Ketchum Road.
Credit: Shelby County Sheriff's Office
Bouya Ba

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis man has been arrested and charged in a deadly shooting last month not far from the Memphis airport.

39-yearold Bouya Ba is charged with first degree murder in the death of Ervin Terrell.

According to the police affidavit, officers responding to a shooting call found Terrell shot several times in the middle of the street in the 2400 block of Ketchum. He died at the scene.

Witnesses told investigators they heard shots then saw a red Ford Escape with several men around it, and one man on the ground. A witness told police they recognized the driver.

Police said video from Real Time Crime Center cameras showed the driver of the Focus getting out of the car after a struggle, and shots fired inside the vehicle. They said the driver then hit Terrell several times with the handgun as he laid in the street.

According to the affidavit, a license plate reader was able to read the plate information and led to Ba as a suspect.

He is currently in jail without bond and due in court Friday.


11/20/2021 - A man was pronounced dead at the scene after he was shot late Friday night near the Memphis airport.

According to the Memphis Police Department, officers were sent to a shots fired call at 11:45 p.m. at 2375 Ketchum Rd. 

Police said the suspect(s) left the shooting in an SUV-type vehicle. 

It's unclear what may have led up to the shooting and police have yet to make any arrests.

If you have any tips on the shooting, call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.

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