Teenager Gunned Down at Sonic Drive-In, Suspect Arrested

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – A 55-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting at a Sonic Drive-In, according to the Memphis Police Department. Timothy Moore faces charges of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, convicted felon in possession of a firearm, and employing a firearm to commit a felony.

The incident occurred on November 3 at the Sonic Drive-In located on 4130 Kirby Parkway. Police responded to reports of a shooting and discovered a 17-year-old victim with a gunshot wound to the chest. The teenager was rushed to the hospital but succumbed to his injuries.

A witness provided valuable information to investigators, stating that he and the victim were behind the business when an individual from a red SUV stepped out and shot the victim. The witness managed to escape, but the suspect fired a shot in his direction as he fled. Surveillance footage confirmed that the vehicle involved was a red 2009 Ford Edge, which left the scene after the incident.

Officers traced the registration of the Ford Edge and contacted the owner. According to the police, the vehicle owner confirmed that he had driven Moore to the Sonic Drive-In to confront the victim, who had allegedly broken into Moore’s wife’s car. Upon arrival at the scene, Moore approached the victim and another individual at the rear of the parking lot. He fired two shots at them before making a getaway back to the red Ford Edge.

Timothy Moore is scheduled to appear in court to face the charges brought against him.

It is a tragic incident that highlights the potential escalation of disputes and the devastating consequences that can result. The Memphis Police Department continues to investigate the details surrounding the crime, seeking justice for the victim and his family.