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FedEx Driver Shot in Memphis; Police Searching for Suspect

By    |   Friday, 19 Dec 2014 02:43 PM

A FedEx driver was shot Thursday afternoon in Memphis when someone fired a high-powered rifle into the passenger door of his vehicle.

According to WREG, the FedEx driver, who has not been identified, is in stable condition after being shot in the lower half of his body.

The driver was parked at an intersection when a person driving a gray or silver minivan drove up, got out, and shot at the FedEx truck, Action News 5 reported.

Police are searching for a black male, aged 35 to 40, wearing a Dallas Cowboys coat and driving a 2002 Chrysler Town & Country minivan with a tag TN 633-YKY, News 5 said.

“Our first thoughts and concerns are with our colleague. This is a law enforcement matter and we are cooperating fully with the investigation. Any questions should be directed to them,” FedEx said in a statement.

“We need some kind of change here in Memphis," Carlos Jackson, who lives near where the shooting occurred, told Action 5. "He just doing his job, he wasn't expecting that. Now his family has to suffer tonight."

Many in the comments section on articles about the shooting bemoaned the violence in Memphis.

“Seriously MEMPHIS??!!! OH my goodness Prayers for the driver and their family. This is horrible!” one person wrote on Action 5’s website.

But this week, Memphis Police Chief Scott Sheets announced that crime statistics covered for the past five years showed a crime decrease in 2014 of 50 percent over 2013, The Voice reported.

Misdemeanors and felonies were counted in the statistics, except for traffic accidents or stops.

“I attribute this decrease in crime to our expanded patrols, especially now during the holiday season,” Sheets told The Voice. “And there’s the great success of our new police reserves program. We have new graphics on our cars, even the pickup truck has them and I believe in that proactive approach and high visibility. We want to stop things before a crime occurs not hide and then chase them after the fact.”

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