‘Catch-and-Release’ Must End, Says Councilman

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City councilman Frank Colvett, Jr. is asking why the man responsible for Wednesday’s shooting rampage was on Memphis streets last night. 

Ezekiel D. Kelly, 19, is in custody after he killed 4 people and injured 3 others while he live-streamed it on Facebook.

In 2021, Kelly was sent to jail for three years for attempted first-degree murder. He served only 11 months behind bars.

Colvett told KWAM NewsTalk Thursday it’s time to end “catch-and-release,” which is far too often the common theme for repeat criminals in Memphis.

Kelly, responsible for Wednesday’s active shootings, has been charged with first-degree murder.

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