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Boyfriend indicted in death of young mother at South Memphis rooming house

24-year-old Torian Williams was indicted on second-degree murder in the death of 20-year-old Demya Gordon in June 2021.
Credit: Shelby County Sheriff's Office
Torian Williams

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Shelby County Grand Jury indicted the boyfriend of a young mother who was shot to death in a south Memphis rooming house this summer.

The Shelby County District Attorney General said 24-year-old Torian Williams was indicted on second-degree murder in the death of 20-year-old Demya Gordon. He is being held on $100,000 bond.

Investigators said about 7:25 a.m. the morning of June 22, 2021, other residents at the rooming house in the 500 block of E. McLemore St. heard an argument then a gunshot from the couple’s room. Police found Gordon shot in the neck on the floor. Her 2-year-old daughter was uninjured lying on a nearby bed. Gordon died at the hospital.

Williams was arrested and charged a week after the shooting.

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