Memphis shooting victims: What we know of the dead and injured in the alleged Ezekiel Kelly rampage

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Four of the seven victims who were killed or injured in a Wednesday shooting in Memphis have been identified.

Repeat offender Ezekiel Kelly, 19, is charged with opening fire in a series of deadly shootings in and around Memphis earlier this week, killing four people, including Dewayne Tunstall, Alison Parker, Corteria Wright, and injuring three others, including Rodolpho Berger.

Here’s what we know about the victims so far:

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Dewayne Tunstall, deceased

Tunstall, who neighbors say was a childhood friend of the suspect, was Kelly’s first alleged victim.

Tunstall, who neighbors say was a childhood friend of the suspect, was Ezekiel Kelly’s first alleged victim.
(Facebook)

Kelly allegedly asked the 24-year-old to speak to her privately in a mutual friend’s driveway around 1 a.m. Wednesday morning. After pushing Tunstall aside, Kelly allegedly opened fire in the middle of their conversation, hitting him at least once in the head, according to a police affidavit.

Photos taken by Fox News Digital show bullet holes on the side of the house and a bloodstain on the asphalt. At least one shot went through what appears to be a child’s bedroom window, with toys on the ledge.

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Tunstall’s friend, Princess Onwubiko, described him as “a complete and complete young man” in an interview with FOX 13 Memphis.

“He helped other young men try to improve their lives and find jobs,” Onwubiko told the outlet.

A bullet hole in the window is seen here at the home where Ezikel Kelly allegedly shot Dewayne Tunstall last night in Memphis, Tennessee.  Photo taken on September 8, 2022.

A bullet hole in the window is seen here at the home where Ezikel Kelly allegedly shot Dewayne Tunstall last night in Memphis, Tennessee. Photo taken on September 8, 2022.
(Matt Symons for Fox News Digital)

She also described her friend as a loving father.

“Every time we hung out, he was thinking about his daughter,” Onwubiko said of Tunstall. “He was buying Easter baskets, Valentine’s baskets.”

Onwubiko wants Tunstall to be remembered as selfless and driven: “He was kind. He wanted to get out of here. He wanted to succeed. He wanted to succeed in his music. He pushed all his friends to be better,” said- she declared.

Alison Parker, deceased

Kelly’s rampage resumed after he allegedly killed Tunstall.

Parker was one of four victims. The mother of three who worked as a medical assistant for the West Memphis Family Practice Center, according to a Facebook post.

“She was a victim of the tragic violence in Memphis yesterday,” family physician Dr. Trent Pierce wrote in a Facebook post Thursday. “Please pray for his family and all of our office staff as we try to come to terms with this senseless loss.”

Parker was one of four victims.  The mother of three who worked as a medical assistant for the West Memphis Family Practice Center, according to a Facebook post.

Parker was one of four victims. The mother of three who worked as a medical assistant for the West Memphis Family Practice Center, according to a Facebook post.
(West Memphis Family Practice Center/Facebook)

A GoFundMe description of Parker titled “Children left without parents after Memphis shooting” states that Parker “leaves behind three children who also lost their father two years ago.”

“One of her children was with her at the time of the shooting. Please donate what you can to help them,” the description read.

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Parker’s sister-in-law told FOX13 in a post that she loves her three children more than anything and has a nurturing and soothing personality.

Corteria Wright, deceased

Corteria Wright, who had just turned 17 on August 25, was also believed to have died in the rampage, according to posts by her father, Corterian Wright, posted on Facebook.

“It’s impossible to be strong right now, but I’m trying,” Wright said in a Friday Facebook post.

Wright remembered his daughter, whom his relatives called

Wright remembered her daughter, whom those close to her called “BayBay,” as an innocent, cheerful, intelligent, and talented singer.
(Corteria Wright/Instagram)

Wright remembered her daughter, whom those close to her called “BayBay,” as an innocent, cheerful, intelligent, and talented singer. He shared a video of his daughter singing from his Instagram page. In another video, Wright repeatedly pleaded with viewers to “please stop the violence.”

“She was so full of joy and life and had plans for her future, all of which were stopped by gun violence,” reads the description on a GoFundMe page titled “Assistance with funeral expenses from Corteria’s ‘BayBay’.” “BayBay always had a huge smile on her face and was always laughing and joking. A smart young lady who is now gone for no reason.”

Rodolfo Berger, injured

Kelly allegedly live-streamed portions of the attacks on Facebook, including the shooting of an unsuspecting shopper at an AutoZone store on Jackson Ave.

Jenny Berger identified her father, Rodolpho Berger, as that unsuspecting buyer.

General view of the Autozone in Memphis where Ezikel Kelly is believed to have live-streamed a random shooting of a client, Rodolfo Berger last night.  Memphis, Tennessee, USA September 8, 2022

General view of the Autozone in Memphis where Ezikel Kelly is believed to have live-streamed a random shooting of a client, Rodolfo Berger last night. Memphis, Tennessee, USA September 8, 2022
(Matt Symons for Fox News Digital)

“He was in the wrong place at the wrong time,” Berger said in a Thursday Facebook post. “He was in an automatic zone in Memphis, TN [sic] mind his own business and someone walked in and shot him while they were live on Facebook. I still think I’m going to wake up from this viral nightmare.”

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Berger added that everyone who witnessed the scene “said he was telling everyone to call his daughter Jenny.”

“I love this man so much…my life partner and my best friend. If you know me, you know he’s my world. No one deserves to go through this,” she said.

Ezekiel Kelly appears in Shelby County Court in Memphis, Tennessee on September 9, 2022. Kelly allegedly killed four people and injured more as he drove around Memphis shooting at will and diverting numerous people.

Ezekiel Kelly appears in Shelby County Court in Memphis, Tennessee on September 9, 2022. Kelly allegedly killed four people and injured more as he drove around Memphis shooting at will and diverting numerous people.
(Matt Symons for Fox News Digital)

Rololpho underwent surgery and is currently “under extreme care”, her daughter said. He will need “one more surgery” but he is “so STRONG and ready for a healing journey,” she continued. A GoFundMe titled “Rodolfo’s Journey of Healing” has been set up to help with Rodolpho’s medical expenses.

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Kelly pleaded not guilty in a Shelby County courtroom on Friday to first-degree murder with additional charges pending.

The suspect had previously been charged with a shooting involving three victims in 2020 and eventually entered a plea deal, only admitting one aggravated assault charge, and was sentenced to three years in prison. However, he only served 11 months and was released in March.

Fox News’ Michael Ruiz and Stephanie Pagones contributed to this report.

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