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Court hearing continued for suspect in shooting that left three dead and one injured in Whitehaven

On Friday, MPD investigators identified the suspected shooter as Xavier Lee, 23. They announced his arrest Tuesday.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A court hearing Thursday for the suspect in a deadly quadruple shooting at an apartment complex in Whitehaven was continued to until March 23, 2023.

Xavier Lee, 23, is charged with three counts of first-degree murder, two counts of attempted murder, and three counts of use of a firearm during the commission of a felony. He is in jail without bond.

According to MPD, the shooting happened about 11:10 a.m. Monday, March 6, 2023. When officers arrived at the Valley Forge Apartments in the 100 block of Hillview, they said they found a man and woman shot inside a red Chevrolet Camaro. They were taken to Regional One Hospital in critical condition. Memphis Police said the woman died from her injuries Thursday.

Officers then went inside an apartment there and found two more men shot. Those men died at the scene.

Investigators said at the time it appeared the shooting was an "isolated Domestic Violence incident."

According to the police affidavit, Lee's family member told investigators she told him he had to move out because he was bringing guns into her home. She said she was in the kitchen, and heard gunshots. She told investigators she started running out of the apartment and one man get shot and fall, then saw shots fired at the Camaro outside. According to the report, she saw Lee leaving with a gun in a black SUV.

Anyone with other information on this case or any case can call CrimeStoppers at 901-528-2274 (CASH).

Credit: Photo by Porsha Hernandez

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