Suspect Snarls in Mugshot Photo After Being Arrested Over Deadly Shooting

A man in Memphis snarled for his mugshot photo after he was arrested in connection to a fatal shooting that happen in the city's Whitehaven neighborhood in 2021.

Darrell Anderson was charged with facilitation of first-degree murder over the incident on August 13, 2021.

Recalling the incident, police said they found a man lying in a parking lot suffering from gunshot wounds when they were called out to a barbershop in Whitehaven, according to a NEWS 3 report.

The victim, later identified as Marcus Brandon, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The shooting suspect was wearing all black and fled the scene. He was seen by witnesses running south away from the barbershop.

Investigators were able to retrieve doorbell camera footage in the neighborhood that showed the shooter getting into a grey Infiniti that had damage to the driver's seat, according to an ABC24 report.

Police were also able to confirm that Anderson had spoken with the deceased victim before he was murdered.

Video evidence also showed Anderson exiting the barbershop immediately after the shooting, getting into the grey Infiniti, and driving southbound. The owner of the barbershop, Jason Bobo Sr., identified Anderson as the driver of the vehicle.

Anderson is currently in custody on a $1 million bond.

Newsweek has contacted the Memphis Police Department and the Shelby County Sheriff's Office for comment.

Lt. Bill Kaiser of the Memphis Police addressed the issue of gun crime in the city when reflecting on the year-end statistics, according to a Commercial Appeal report.

"The takeaway is that most victims know their attacker. Gangs are not necessarily what is driving the numbers up. It is a lack of conflict resolution skills."

The Memphis Police department reported 346 homicides in 2021, a new record. Of these homicides, 304 were classified as murder. The previous year, 332 homicides were reported with 290 of them being murders, according to a NEWS 3 report.

On January 26, 2022, Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland issued a speech where he addressed violent crime in the city.

"For decades, it's no secret that violent crime has plagued our city," he said.

"For me personally, it has been and continues to be one the most frustrating and challenging obstacles I've faced during my time as mayor because there is no 'quick fix.'"

On how to tackle the issue, he highlighted some of the initiatives being worked on to curb violent crime.

"In this year's budget we funded and have implemented a gun violence intervention program," he said.

"It's a comprehensive and collaborative initiative aimed directly at interrupting the cycle of violent crime by adding new and significant resources to that work."

Snarl
Darrell Anderson snarled for his mugshot photo after his arrest on Tuesday. He was later charged with first degree murder in relation to a shooting in 2021. Shelby County Sheriff's Office.