Man Suspected of 4 Killings In Memphis Domestic Violence Spree Found Dead

Christian had pleaded guilty to domestic violence-related charges in January 2018.

Mavis Christian Jr., who prompted a manhunt in Memphis after he allegedly killed four female victims and injured a fifth on Nov. 18, was found dead in his car from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Nov. 19.

According to the Associated Press, police suspected Christian of committing shootings at three different locations, which left three women and a teenage girl dead, and critically wounding another teenage girl.

Memphis Police Department officers arrived at the 100 block of Howard Drive Saturday night, where they found a woman had died from a gunshot wound.

Following an investigation, two other shootings were determined to be connected to the first. The others, at Field Lark Drive and Warrington Road, were determined to be domestic violence situations, according to the police. 

At Field Lark Drive, police found that a woman and a 13-year-old girl had been shot and killed; a 15-year-old girl survived but was in critical condition. On Warrington Road, officers found another woman who had been allegedly shot and killed by Christian.

Memphis Police Department Chief Cerelyn “CJ” Davis issued a statement: “Our department continues to demonstrate an unwavering commitment towards ensuring the safety and well-being of our residents, and incidents like these shake us all to our core.”

According to ABC 24, Christian had pleaded guilty to domestic violence related charges in January 2018. He was supposed to serve three years for the offenses but ended up serving less than a year. 

According to CNN, the identities of the victims and how they were specifically connected to Christian have not been released. Police did say that the suspect was a “known relative.”

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