Memphis police said early Thursday morning that four people were killed and three injured after a 19-year-old man opened fire indiscriminately in the city, located in the state of Tennessee.

4 dead in a shooting in Memphis, and the perpetrator was arrested after a Hollywood chase

The city's police chief, CJ Davis, announced in a media briefing that Ezekiel Kelly had been arrested, Wednesday, after he had been shot several times, according to "Reuters".

And about the details of the incident, Davis said, "There were at least eight crimes," referring to "seven shootings and carjackings in Mississippi," according to the " Washington Post ."

Kelly was arrested when his car crashed during a high-speed chase in Southaven, which is south of Memphis, according to the newspaper.

On Wednesday, city authorities had asked residents to stay in their homes until his arrest, after alerting them to the presence of a dangerous armed man responsible for the shooting several times, according to a statement on Twitter.

"We are receiving reports that he is recording his actions on Facebook," the police said at the time.

A short video posted on the social networking site showed a man confusedly chanting "This is real" and speaking obscenely as he opened a shop door and shot twice at the first person who appeared in front of him. Reuters could not verify the authenticity of the video.

According to the Washington Post, Kelly was charged as an adult with attempted first-degree murder in 2020.

A man identified by police as 19-year-old Ezekiel Kelly, a suspect in shootings in Memphis, is seen in this picture obtained…

Ezekiel Kelly

Court records showed in February of 2020, that Kelly, then 17, was charged as an adult with attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault, use of a firearm to commit a serious felony and reckless endangerment of a deadly weapon, according to the Washington Post.

Records show that he pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and was sentenced in April 2021 to three years in prison.

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland said Kelly was released from prison in March, 11 months after his sentence, according to the Washington Post.

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