Memphis, Tennessee – The Police department are investigating a shooting that happened at Whitehaven Restaurant. Police say a man reported his Infiniti stolen from the parking lot of the Doubletree hotel in Downtown Memphis; that vehicle was later involved in the Whitehaven shooting.
When officers arrived at the scene, they found Tedarius Day in the driver’s seat of a Chevy Cruze with a gunshot wound to the head.
Tedarius Day was pronounced dead at the scene.
Alfonzo Turner, the restaurant’s proprietor, was also found with gunshot wounds. He passed away in the hospital.
The stolen Infiniti from a Downtown Memphis hotel was seen on surveillance video about the same time as the shooting.
Records show that on Oct. 30, officers discovered a white Infiniti Q50 at New Allen near Frayser Raleigh that matched the description of the vehicle involved in the crime.
According to court papers, cops attempted to halt the automobile in the area, but the passengers inside refused to stop.
According to the affidavit, they later stopped near Allen at Kerwin.
According to court filings, Michel Shaffer and the driver, Dario’n Banks, were inside the white Infiniti with an AR 15 semi-automatic rifle and a Glock semi-automatic handgun with a drum and a Glock switch.
Banks informed police that he was in the stolen Infiniti with a group of males who were attempting to break into a car at the Whitehaven eatery.
Then they saw a man come outside to confront them, according to the affidavit.
According to court records, Banks allegedly told officers that a man outside the restaurant shot at them as they were leaving, and the gang returned to fire back.
Banks denied firing any bullets and claimed to be the driver of the Infiniti used in the murder.
According to court documents, Banks, 20, was charged with two charges of First-Degree Murder, Theft of Property $10,000-$60,000, Possession of a Prohibited Weapon, and Evading Arrest.
According to court documents, Shaffer, 22, was charged with Theft of Property $10,000-$60,000 and Evading Arrest.