Man charged after 9-year-old witnesses shot local Checkers restaurant – FOX13 News Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – A man is behind bars after a child in the car he was traveling in witnessed a shooting at a local fast food restaurant.

The incident happened May 15 at a Checkers restaurant at 434 EH Crump Blvd.

Memphis police responded to a call from an armed party and saw the suspect behind a vehicle with the trunk open, according to an affidavit.

The suspect then closed the trunk and jumped to the passenger side of the vehicle.

Police said the suspect was later abducted and detained.

During the incident, a 9-year-old child got out of the vehicle and ran, according to police.

The child was then detained.

Witnesses told police that two suspects, a man and a woman, created a disruption in the drive-thru after learning that Checkers had closed, the affidavit said.

The woman then pulled a gun from her car while the man sat in the driver’s seat.

The woman fired a shot towards the back of the restaurant, police said.

The man, identified as Zaundra Linwood, was later seen running away but was taken into custody as he returned to the restaurant.

Police found a casing on the ground near the suspects’ vehicle.

The vehicle was towed.

Police found a black 9mm Luger in the trunk, according to the affidavit.

Linwood is charged with child abuse and neglect and reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon, records show.


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