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‘What could a person have done to make you do this?’

Those who know alleged mass shooter Ezekiel Kelly try to come to terms with Sept. 7

By , Daily Memphian Updated: September 26, 2022 2:13 PM CT | Published: September 26, 2022 4:00 AM CT

Juvenile records, a longtime girlfriend and a casual acquaintance seem to suggest Kelly was a person who got into trouble as early as middle school, who was exposed to drugs, violence and gangs and who was perhaps dealing with the recent violent losses of both his best friend and his half-brother. 

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Julia Baker

Julia Baker

Julia Baker covers criminal justice for The Daily Memphian. A lifelong Memphian, Julia graduated from the University of Memphis in 2021. Other publications and organizations she has written for include Chalkbeat, Memphis Flyer, Memphis Parent magazine and Memphis magazine.