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Three suspects now charged in shooting in front of Kingsbury High that left four people injured

Erik Sandoval, Steven Austin, and a 17-year-old are charged in the shooting which investigators said happened after a drug deal & fight over a gun.

MEMPHIS, Tenn — UPDATE 10/28/2021 - Erik Sandoval and Steven Austin had court appearances Thursday.

Sandoval requested a public defender, and he is due back in court November 12, 2021.

Austin was arraigned and his next court date is November 18, 2021.


10/27/2021 - Two more people have been charged in a shooting near Kingsbury High School that left four people injured.

Memphis Police said Wednesday that 18-year-old Steven Austin and an unidentified 17-year-old are now charged with attempted second degree murder.

Tuesday, Erik Sandoval was charged, also with attempted second degree murder. He is set to be arraigned Thursday.

Credit: Shelby County Sheriff's Office
Steven Austin


10/26/2021 - Memphis Police said a suspect has been arrested in a shooting that left a total of four people injured Monday afternoon.

Erik Sandoval is charged with attempted second degree murder.

The shooting happened about 2:45 p.m. Monday in the 1300 block of North Graham Street. 

According to the police affidavit, a witness told investigators that Sandoval and some of his friends were selling drugs out of one of the victim's cars in front of Kingsbury High. The witness told police two of the others who were shot went up to the car and there was an argument over a gun. The witness said that's when people began to shoot at each other.

Investigators said they recovered eight shell casings in front of the school. They said surveillance video showed Sandoval as one of those firing shots.

Police have not said yet if more people will face charges.

Credit: Shelby County Sheriff's Office
Erik Sandoval


10/25/2021 - Memphis Police are investigating a shooting that happened Monday afternoon at 1304 North Graham Street.

Two teen victims were taken to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital. One is in critical condition and the other is non-critical. A third teen victim drove himself to Chelsea and Graham and is in critical condition at Regional One Hospital. Police later said they found a fourth victim shot who is non-critical.

Police say that the suspect(s) drove off in a dark-colored car. 

Anyone with any information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-2274 (CASH).

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