Police: Ex-boyfriend responsible for killing pair

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Memphis Police say a 27-year-old man is responsible for killing his ex-girlfriend and her father before shooting himself on Thanksgiving night.

The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports that police identified Derek Boykin of Memphis as the shooter of 22-year-old Britteny Davis and her father, 56-year-old Edd Davis, who were found shot to death in the parking lot of an apartment complex.

Boykin found that night inside her apartment with a self-inflicted and fatal gunshot wound after Memphis Police Department TACT unit officers forced their way into the residence.

After the Davises were shot, two other victims, age 22 and 24, were able to escape from a bedroom window.

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Information from: The Commercial Appeal, http://www.commercialappeal.com


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