Third person charged in Poplar Ave shooting that injured innocent woman caught in crossfire

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – Memphis Police have charged a third person in a shooting that injured an innocent woman caught in the crossfire at a busy East Memphis intersection.

22-year-old Javonte Deberry has been charged with 4 counts of aggravated assault-acting in concert, and 1 count of aggravated assault.

According to Memphis police, on March 28 around 9:45 p.m., two groups of people were shooting at each other from a black Mitsubishi Lancer and a red Chevrolet Camaro at the red light at Poplar and White Station.  The Camaro turned south on White Station, the Lancer went west on Poplar.

Several shots were also fired at a witness who followed the Lancer to the area of Oak Court Mall.

The woman who was caught in the crossfire was taken to Regional One in critical condition.  She is still recovering from her injuries.

Investigators also found bullet holes in another car and a UPS delivery truck.

Two other suspects have been arrested in the case, 20-year-old Brian Joiner and 22-year-old Marvin Lewis.

Joiner is charged with 4 counts of Aggravated Assault, 2 counts of Accessory After the Fact, Criminal Attempt First Degree Murder, Tampering/Fabricating Evidence and Theft of Property.

Lewis, who was the first to be arrested in the case, is charged with 4 counts of Aggravated Assault and Reckless Endangerment.  Court records show that Lewis has a criminal history, including a charge of Attempted Second Degree Murder.

Deberry also has a criminal record.  In 2017 he was charged in a shooting at the Bert Ferguson Community Center.

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