4 women dead, 1 critically injured in Memphis shootings, suspect dead, police say

A string of shootings across Memphis, Tennessee, left four women dead and one in critical condition Saturday evening, prompting an hourslong manhunt for a suspect who was later found dead, police said.

Officers responded to a report of a shooting on Howard Drive at about 9:22 p.m., the Memphis Police Department said.

“Through the course of the investigation, it has been determined that this scene and two other recent shooting scenes are connected and involve the same suspect,” police said.

Police named as the suspect Mavis Christian Jr., 52. He was discovered at about 3:30 a.m. on Sunday with a fatal gunshot wound following a manhunt, police said. The wound appeared to be self-inflicted, police said.

Police had earlier released Christian’s photo, saying he may have been driving a white 2017 Chevrolet Malibu.