Three juveniles were indicted on first-degree murder charges Tuesday in the shooting death and robbery of a 23-year-old man in January in southeast Memphis, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
Defendants Lavon Williams, now 18, Lareco Wilson, 17, and Teriaco Gilkey, 16, were indicted on charges of first-degree murder in the perpetration of a robbery and especially aggravated robbery. Each is being held on a $5000,000 bond.
Investigators said they are responsible for the shooting death and robbery of Nicholas Sutton who was found shot to death shortly after 8 p.m. on Jan. 29, 2017, in front of a gas station at Ridgeway Road and Knight Arnold.
The case is being handled by Asst. Dist. Atty. Austin Scofield of the DA’s Multi-Agency Gang Prosecution Unit that oversees homicide cases and other violent crimes associated with gang activity, specific targeted gang members and special cases assigned by the District Attorney General.
The prosecution team works daily with the MGU Operations team, using local ordinances and state and federal laws to hold offenders accountable.