‘To save lives, you’ve got to try to intervene.’

By , Daily Memphian Updated: March 06, 2023 7:21 PM CT | Published: February 26, 2023 4:00 AM CT

Youth Villages’ Memphis Allies outreach program officials “lost sleep” over Ezekiel Kelly, who was indicted for charges connected to the September 2022 shooting spree. Now, they hope to rescue others like him while they still can.


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Don Wade

Don Wade

Don Wade has been a Memphis journalist since 1998 and he has won awards for both his sports and news/feature writing. He is originally from Kansas City and is married with three sons.


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