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Published on June 15, 2024
Memphis Judge Sets $3 Million Bond for Suspect in Lethal North Memphis ShootingSource: Shelby County Jail

The Memphis justice system set a $3 million bond for TaMarius Barron, accused in the North Memphis shooting that took the life of Troy Cunningham. This follows a decision by Judge Massey on Tuesday after the State presented its evidence, which appears to have weighed heavily in the determination of Barron's bond amount. The grim incident unfolded back in April, with the fatal event occurring near the Cavalier Court Apartments where Barron, alongside two alleged accomplices, is accused of not only stealing Cunningham's firearm but firing it at him as he fled.

A witness pointed to Barron in court, according to statements obtained by local news sources, as the one among the assailants who shot at Cunningham directly. This witness identification served to strengthen the State's argument for a high bond, a customary approach for defendants considered a menace to public safety. In a separate but related proceeding in May, the co-defendant, Jarius Hibbler, was also slapped with a matching $3 million bond, whereas a warrant remains outstanding for a third suspect, Deario Wilkerson.

As the case continues to unfold, the community awaits the capture and subsequent hearing for the final suspect, Wilkerson. If the current trajectory of the court's decisions is anything to go by, it's likely that Wilkerson, once apprehended, may face a similar bond condition.