Juvenile homicides on the rise in Memphis

By , Daily Memphian Updated: August 24, 2020 6:33 AM CT | Published: August 24, 2020 4:00 AM CT
<strong>Dr. Kevin Brooks, social justice minister at Providence AME Church, talks with youths outside Booker T. Washington High School on Wednesday, Aug. 19. Brooks was recruiting young men in the neighborhood to take part in the church&rsquo;s mentoring program. Brooks was days away from working with Brandon Fleming in the program when the teen was shot and killed in South Memphis.</strong> (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

Dr. Kevin Brooks, social justice minister at Providence AME Church, talks with youths outside Booker T. Washington High School on Wednesday, Aug. 19. Brooks was recruiting young men in the neighborhood to take part in the church’s mentoring program. Brooks was days away from working with Brandon Fleming in the program when the teen was shot and killed in South Memphis. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

Twenty-four juveniles have been killed to date in the city compared to 16 all of last year. Police and the community are grappling with the rise in violent deaths. 

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Yolanda Jones

Yolanda Jones

Yolanda Jones covers criminal justice issues and general assignment news for The Daily Memphian. She previously was a reporter at The Commercial Appeal.


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