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17-year-old indicted in deadly shooting on Beale Street in April 2021

Dorian Seay is accused of killing 23-year-old Dylan Lovell of West Memphis, Arkansas, during an altercation along Beale Street.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Editor's Note: Video above is from April 2021.

A Memphis teen has been indicted in a deadly shooting on Beale Street last April.

A Shelby County Grand Jury indicted now 17-year-old Dorian Seay on charges of first-degree murder, attempted especially aggravated robbery, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He is charged as an adult and being held without bond.

The Shelby County District Attorney’s Office said Seay is accused of killing 23-year-old Dylan Lovell of West Memphis, Arkansas. 

Investigators said the shooting happened about 9:45 p.m. on April 17, 2021. They said Lovell was riding with a friend in a car along Beale Street between Main Street and Front Street. While stopped in traffic, investigators said someone in a nearby group commented on the car, then walked over. They said Lovell was holding play money, and one of the people that had walked over, identified later as Dorian Seay, tried to grab the money. Investigators said when he failed, Seay pulled out a fun and shot Lovell in the chest.

Investigators said Lovell’s friend drove to several nearby police officers for help. Lovell died at the hospital.

Credit: Shelby County Sheriff's Office
Dorian Seay

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