Massive manhunt underway for this man in the shooting death of an eight-year-old girl


MEMPHIS, TN – Memphis police have obtained a warrant for the arrest of Cedric Conley, a 43-year-old Memphis man wanted in connection with the murder of an eight-year-old girl.

As alleged in the warrant, Cedric Conley fired shots into a home in the 5200 block of Shelbourne Circle on the Northeast side of Memphis.  Those shots left eight-year-old Jordyn Washington dead inside her home.  Police have stated that the girl wasn’t Conley’s intended target. 

Once arrested, he will be charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, convicted felon in possession of a gun, and employment of a firearm during a dangerous felony.

Police said the shooter is known to them, but no arrests have been made.

From the Memphis Police Department Facebook page:

“On Sunday, November 22, 2020, at approximately 3:50 pm, Memphis Police Officers responded to a shooting call in the 5200 block of Shelborne Circle. Officers found Jordyn Washington, 8, deceased inside her home from a gunshot wound.

The investigation revealed that Cedric Conley, 43, was the suspect responsible for this murder, committed while shooting at other people unrelated to Jordyn Washington.

The girl’s killing brings the number of children and teens who have been victims of homicide to 32 this year in Memphis, police spokeswoman Karen Rudolph said Monday.

Police are still investigating the fatal drive-by shooting of a 12-year-old boy on Nov. 4. The boy’s relatives said he was walking home from a corner store when he was shot.

With 284 homicides already this year, Memphis has surpassed its record. The previous record was 228 homicides, set in 2016.

In a separate shooting, Friday morning, a suspect is on the run.  Police indicate they don’t know who the suspect is.  From the Memphis Police Twitter account:

“Officers are on the scene of a shooting in the 400 block of E. Olive. One male has been shot and pronounced deceased on the scene. There is no suspect information available at this point.”

More on recent Memphis shootings:

Memphis Police are looking for the suspect that shot and critically injured a man Saturday evening.  Police responded to the shooting call at 7:56 p.m. at the 1700 block of South Wellington Street.

The victim was taken to Regional One in critical condition.  The suspect was, allegedly, in a maroon Nissan Maxima.

One person was killed and another injured following an early morning Tuesday shooting in North Memphis.  Officers responded to a shots fired call in the 2200 block of Eldridge Avenue.

One victim was located in front of a home with multiple gunshot wounds. That individual was rushed to the Regional Medical Center but is expected to be okay.  A second victim was located three houses down.

That person had been shot multiple times and was deceased.

Emotions were high Tuesday morning, but neighbors shared a little information about the victim with WREG’s Symone Woolridge. They said he never bothered anyone and may have just been in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Authorities aren’t strangers to the area. They said it is a known drug area and they’ve issued many warrants to neighbors.

At 8:40 a.m. Thursday morning, Memphis police say three people were shot on Patterson Street near Lamar and I-240. Two victims have died from their injuries.  The third person was transported to a hospital in critical condition.

From the Memphis Police Department Facebook account:

“Officers located Emmanuel Macdonal and Nancy Macdonal, both deceased from gunshot wounds. The investigation resulted in Luis Daniel Cordero, AKA Danny, male 16 years of age, being identified as the suspect responsible for this double murder.

On Wednesday, November 25, 2020, a warrant was issued for the arrest of Luis Daniel Cordero for First Degree Murder (2 counts), Criminal Attempt Felony (First Degree Murder), and Employment of a Firearm During a Dangerous Felony.”

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November 19, 2020

MEMPHIS, TN – A ten-year-old boy was killed, and a 12-year-old and adult were wounded, when shots were fired into the car they were in.  Richard Jordan was pronounced dead after the incident at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

Memphis police reported that three cars pulled alongside the car Jordan and his family were in and opened fire.  The shooting occurred near the intersection of Airways and Ketchum on the Southeast side of Memphis.

It is unclear if the car carrying Richard Jordan was the intended target of the shooting, or if people in the other cars were shooting at each other and Richard’s family was caught in the crossfire.  Police are looking for a gold Chevrolet Malibu with missing hubcaps, a black Chrysler 300, and an unknown model gray sedan.

In nearby Jackson, Tennessee, a ten-year-old girl is facing an attempted murder charge after shooting a 16-year-old boy on Tuesday.

Jackson Police Department officers arrived at the East Pointe Apartments to find the 16-year-old shot in the chest.  He was transported to a local hospital, and then to a major medical center in Memphis.  His condition is listed as critical, but stable.

WSB TV of Atlanta reported on a press release by Jackson police:

“Investigators determined that a ten-year-old girl had purposely shot the teen. Police recovered the firearm and detained the girl who faces charges of second-degree attempted murder and using a firearm during a felony.”

The girl is in custody at the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services.

In a week wrought with violence involving children, a baby boy was killed when his father failed to secure him in a car seat and had a violent wreck.

At around 2:00 a.m. on Couchville Pike in Nashville, police and fire personnel say that 21-year-old Malcolm Hensley was driving his car with the baby in his lap.  After the accident, Hensley told first responders that his son was in a car seat.

However, four-month-old Messiah was found face down against the driver’s door and had not been secured in a child seat.

Police said Hensley failed to negotiate a curve, veered off the side of the road and hit a rock wall. Hensley reportedly told police he swerved to avoid a deer, but investigators said there was no evidence to indicate a swerve.

Hensley was charged with vehicular homicide and felony aggravated child abuse.

Just last month in Birmingham, 29-year-old Rickkia Allen was indicted for the 2019 shooting death of Ta’Narius “TJ” Moore. TJ was shot in the head December 7, 2019 when he was caught in a gunfire exchange between family members.  He was transported to Birmingham Children’s Hospital but did not survive.

Rickkia Allen was charged with capital murder. Police said:

“Investigators learned that two family members were engaged in an altercation that led to gunfire.  The victim received a gunshot wound as a result of the gunfire.”

Also, in the Birmingham area, eight-year-old Royta Giles was gunned down in the Riverchase Galleria Mall this summer in Hoover, Alabama.

The bright and cheery young man lived in nearby Bessemer and was shopping at the mall with his family when a gun battle ensued between several men.  Royta was hit in the crossfire and died at the scene.

Shortly after the shooting, Hoover police announced capital murder charges against King Gary Williams and Demetrius Dewayne Jackson Jr., both 19 years old and from Birmingham. Each man was also charged with three counts of second-degree assault in connection to the wounding of three others inside the mall.

A third male, 22-year-old Montez Moses Miracle Coleman, faces the same charges in the deadly shooting. All three are pending trial in Jefferson County.

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