Community still dealing with unprecedented spike in homicides

By , Daily Memphian Updated: April 12, 2021 11:47 AM CT | Published: April 12, 2021 4:00 AM CT
<strong>Shalanda Snearley (right) and family members pray over the grave of her son on April 5 at Memorial Park South Woods Cemetery. Her son, Korey Dupree, 26, was killed last year in a shooting at his Cordova-area apartment. She has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the apartment owners.</strong> (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

Shalanda Snearley (right) and family members pray over the grave of her son on April 5 at Memorial Park South Woods Cemetery. Her son, Korey Dupree, 26, was killed last year in a shooting at his Cordova-area apartment. She has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the apartment owners. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

Last year’s record 332 homicides in Memphis have taken a toll on those involved, from community activists to grieving parents to experts who struggle to come up with solutions to stem the violence.

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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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