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Another suspect in custody for the murder of 7-year-old Kelby Shorty

Angieline Kennedy has been charged with first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder. Jordan Pittman and Adoniss Wright also have been arrested.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — UPDATE 7/12/2021: Angieline Kennedy has been transferred from Tipton County and is now in the Shelby County.  She will be arraigned Tuesday.

Credit: Shelby County Jail
Angieline Kennedy

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UPDATE: 7/11/2021 - Another suspect has been charged in the death of 7-year-old Kelby Shorty.

The following is from Tipton County Sheriff J.T. "Pancho" Chumley:

Tipton County Deputies have captured Memphis homicide suspect, Angieline Kennedy, at a residence on Roane St. in Covington. Authorities received information that Kennedy (20), of Kney St. in Memphis, TN., was at this location and was wanted in connection with the July 4th shooting of multiple individuals including the murder of 7-year-old, Kelby Shorty. Kennedy was located at the residence and taken into custody without incident.

Angieline Kennedy is wanted for First-Degree Murder and 2 counts of Attempted First-Degree Murder. She has been booked into the Tipton County jail and will be released to the Memphis Police Homicide Division. According to the Memphis Police Department’s Face Book page, two other suspects, Adonis Wright and Jordan Pittman, have also been arrested in connection with the 7-year-old’s homicide.

If anyone has information in this case, please call the Memphis Police Homicide Division at 901-636-3300. You may also contact our Criminal Investigations Division at 901-475-3300, Central Dispatch after hours at 901-475-4300, phone in tips at 901-475-3307, email tips to sheriff@tiptonco.com or Facebook Sheriff J.T. Pancho Chumley. Anonymous tips may be submitted to the Tipton County tip411 app or by texting “Tipton” to 847411

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UPDATE 7/10/2021 - Memphis Police are searching for another suspect in the murder of 7-year-old Kelby Shorty.

Investigators said a warrant has been issued for 20-year-old Angieline Kennedy, charging her with first-degree murder and 2 counts of attempted first-degree murder.

If you know the whereabouts of Angieline Kennedy, call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH or MPD communications at 901-545-COPS.

Additional suspect WANTED for the murder of 7-year-old Kelby Shorty. Angieline Kennedy, 20, has been positively...

Posted by Memphis Police Department est.1827 on Saturday, July 10, 2021

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7/10/2021 - Memphis Police have made a second arrest in the murder of 7-year-old Kelby Shorty.

Adoniss Wright is charged with accessory after the fact to first degree murder.

The original suspect, Jordan Pittman, is charged with first degree murder, attempted first degree murder, reckless endangerment, and employment of a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony.

According to the police affidavit, Wright and several others were at a residence in the 2100 block of Parkhurst Ct. Friday where U.S. Marshals were looking for the suspect in the case, Jordan Pittman. According to the affidavit, the marshals asked Wright if Pittman was there and he said no. After the homeowner agreed to the search, Marshals said they found Pittman hiding under a bed. They also found a handgun in that same bedroom.

Investigators said Pittman, Wright, and others at the home were arrested and taken in for questioning. According to the affidavit, Wright agreed to talk, and told investigators he had picked up Pittman at a local hotel and told Pittman that he was wanted in connection with Shorty’s death. They said Wright also admitted to knowing Pittman was hiding in the home where they found him, and that Pittman had a gun.

Credit: Shelby County Sheriff's Office
Jordan Pittman
Credit: Shelby County Sheriff's Office
Adoniss Wright

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7/9/2021 - Jordan Pittman was taken into custody Friday by Raines Station officers and the U.S. Marshals. 

Homicide 736 N. Montgomery Report #2107001549ME UPDATE: Jordan Pittman has been taken in today custody by Raines...

Posted by Memphis Police Department est.1827 on Thursday, July 8, 2021

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UPDATE 7/8/2021 - Memphis Police have issued a warrant for a suspect in the murder of a Memphis 7-year-old.

Investigators said Jordan Pittman has been identified as a suspect in the death of 7-year-old Kelby Shorty. The boy died after being shot on the 4th of July in the 700 block of N. Montgomery. Two adults were also injured.

Pittman is wanted on charges of first degree murder, attempted first degree murder, and employment of a firearm during commission of a dangerous felony.

Memphis Police released pictures of two others who are wanted for questioning as persons of interest in the case. They have not yet been identified. 

Anyone with information about this incident should call Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH.  You can also submit your tip at http://www.crimestopmem.org.

Credit: Memphis Police Department
Person of Interest
Credit: Memphis Police Department
Person of Interest

Homicide 736 N. Montgomery Report #2107001549ME MEMPHIS, TN – On July 4, 2021, Memphis Police Officers responded to a...

Posted by Memphis Police Department est.1827 on Thursday, July 8, 2021
Credit: Family
Kelby Shorty

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7/5/2021 - 12 p.m. - Family has identified the 7-year-old boy who was shot and killed in North Memphis as Kelby Shorty.

Local 24 News' Brad Broders has been told that Kelby loved to play football and laugh.  He attended Vollintine Elementary.

Credit: Family

According to witnesses, Kelby, who was visiting his grandmother, along with some other children had just finished watching neighborhood fireworks when someone started firing shots from a car. 

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UPDATE 8:55 a.m. - MPD says the child who died in Sunday night's shooting in North Memphis was a 7-years-old boy.  His name has not been released yet.

The adults who were shot are now in non-critical condition.

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The Memphis Police Department is investigating a shooting in North Memphis that left a child dead.

MPD says the shooting happened in the 700 block of N. Montgomery around 11:00 Sunday night.

When officers arrived on scene, they found three victims, including that child.

The two adults were taken to Regional One Medical Center in critical condition.  The child died on the scene.

According to MPD, the suspects left the scene in a gray Mazda sedan.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH.