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Suspect arrested after deadly Parkway Village shooting

The affidavit said Pitts told officers when he exited the truck, he fought with a woman who was underneath his truck who then "blacked out".
Credit: Shelby County Sheriff's Office
Christian Pitts, 34

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — UPDATE 1/17/2022: A man has been arrested after a deadly shooting in Parkway Village over the weekend.

According to Memphis police, the shooting happened at 6 a.m. on Saturday at Memphis Car Zone on Winchester Road. When officers got to the scene, they found a woman dead. 

According to an affidavit, the woman was found lying on the ground underneath a pickup truck. A witness called police with information on the suspect, which led to the suspect, Christian Pitts, 34, being arrested. 

The affidavit said Pitts told officers when he exited the truck, he fought with a woman who was underneath his truck who then "blacked out". 

Pitts was charged with first-degree murder and possession of a firearm as a convicted felon during the commission of a dangerous felony. 

Pitts is due to appear in court on Tuesday, January 18. No bond has been set. 

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Just after 6am Saturday morning, Memphis police responded to a shooting at Memphis Car Zone at 5195 Winchester Road, just south of Wooddale Middle School.

When officers arrived on the scene, a female victim was found dead and a man was detained.

This is an ongoing investigation and if anyone has any information about this shooting, please call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH (2274).

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