Arrest made in death of B.B. Cunningham - Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Arrest made in death of B.B. Cunningham

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MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - A suspect is locked up in connection to the shooting deaths of a teenager and a Memphis musician turned security guard.

Dock Britt is charged with one count of first degree murder and one count of attempted murder for the death of 70-year-old musician B.B. Cunningham.

Detectives said they found the bodies of Cunningham and 16-year-old Henry White in the courtyard of the Cherry Crest Apartments.

According to police, Britt was one of two men who shot at a female security guard at an apartment complex near Cherry Road and Kimball Avenue.

They say Britt ran across the street and in to the Cherry Gate apartment complex.

Los Hombres lead singer and Jerry Lee Lewis band member B.B. Cunningham, who was also working as a security guard at the time, went after the two shooters.

Police said they are still awaiting the results to determine which bullet killed the teen.

Britt's mother denies her son killed anyone. She would not do a full interview with Action News 5.

"I'm already going through enough. And I'd appreciate if you guys just back off. I can tell you that he is innocent is all," she said.

Britt is due back in court in one week. He is locked up in the Shelby County Jail without bond.

B.B. Cunningham's widow spent the day making funeral arrangements.

Investigators are still searching for a second suspect. If you have any information please call Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH.

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