Who was Allison Parker? Bio, Wiki, Age, Murder, Police report

Allison Parker Bio – Allison Parker Wiki

Allison Parker is a mother of three who worked as a medical assistant at the Family Practice Center of West Memphis, Arkansas.

AGE:

Allison Parker was 38 years old.

DETAIL OF INCIDENCE:

Two fatal victims from Wednesday’s Memphis shooting spree have been identified.

One of the victims was Allison Parker, a mother of three who worked as a medical assistant at Family Practice Center of West Memphis, Arkansas.

“Our office is grieving the loss of our medical assistant, Allison Parker. She was a victim of the tragic violence in Memphis yesterday,” Dr Trent Pierce wrote on Facebook on Thursday.

He continued, “Please pray for her family and our entire office staff as we try to process this senseless loss.”

Since her passing, a GoFundMe page has been created to help raise money for Parker’s children. “She leaves behind three children who also lost their father two years ago,” the fundraiser description tragically read.

The page also revealed that one of her children was with her at the time of the shooting.

As of Friday morning, the page has received 226 donations and raised over $15,000 of its $50,000 goal.

The second identified victim was Dewayne “Amir” Tunstall, an inspiring entrepreneur and dad of two, WMC reported.

Tunstall was visiting his best friend’s house when the suspect, 19-year-old Ezekiel Dejuan Kelly, who was there grabbing food, started his shooting spree, the friend said, according to the outlet.

“He ate his food; it was out of the blue!” said Tunstall’s friend Marcus Cash to WMC. According to the outlet, Tunstall was not Kelly’s only shot as Cash’s house is full of bullets and bullet holes.

Cash added that Tunstall was an inspiring entrepreneur hoping to renovate homes and open a food truck called EBE, which stands for “Everybody Eats,” a phrase Tunstall lived by, WMC reported. The victim was also a father of two: a little girl and another still one on the way.

On Thursday, the Memphis Police Department identified the suspect as Kelly. It said he was apprehended just before 9:30 p.m. local time, over an hour after police issued their initial warning about the individual.

During a press conference early Thursday morning, Police Chief Carolyn “CJ” Davis said that “numerous felony charges” are pending.

The Memphis Police Department did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment. Still, according to Police Chief Davis, authorities responded to the first shooting around 1:00 a.m. local time on Wednesday morning, where Tunstall was found fatally shot in a driveway. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Later, around 4:30 p.m., the shootings continued, Davis said, and a male victim was found inside his vehicle with “multiple gunshot wounds.” He was also pronounced dead at the scene.

Minutes after, police responded to a woman who was shot in the leg and wounded, according to Davis. She was transported to a hospital in “non-critical” condition. Then, shortly before 6:00 p.m., the suspect allegedly entered a store while recording himself on Facebook Live, where he shot and critically wounded a man, Davis continued.

After that incident, Davis detailed that a “concerned citizen” notified police that Kelly was allegedly on Facebook threatening to harm people, which prompted them to launch a city-wide search.

In the following moments, a woman was shot dead around 7:20 p.m. Davis said the shooter took her vehicle and fled the scene.

Minutes later, officers also responded to a call about a man who was shot and wounded nearby.

At 8:55 p.m., police then found another woman who had been fatally shot, Davis said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Not long after that shooting, Kelly allegedly carjacked an individual at a nearby gas station, fleeing the scene in their Dodge Challenger, per Davis. That person was not injured.

Police later found the vehicle and began a high pursuit chase, Davis detailed. Kelly was then taken into custody “without incident,” and two weapons were recovered at the scene of his arrest, she added.

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland called the tragedy a “senseless murder rampage” during the Thursday morning press conference.

Strickland detailed that Kelly was released from prison less than six months ago, explaining that the suspect had been charged with criminal attempted first-degree murder but pleaded guilty in April 2021 to a lesser charge of aggravated assault. Strickland said he was sentenced to three years in prison but only served 11 months.

“If Mr Kelly served his full three-year sentence, he would still be in prison today, and four of our fellow citizens would still be alive,” he added.

Police Chief Davis also noted that there are “at least” eight crime scenes, and police are still investigating. “There could potentially be other locations, there could potentially be other damage in other places,” she explained.

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