Last Updated on September 9, 2022
Memphis police officers are searching for two men who uploaded a video in which they threatened to target and kill white people. “White folks fixin’ to not like black people,” one of the men can be heard saying. “They’re fixin’ to be marching by the riverside, ‘White Lives Matter,’ he adds. “He already shot an old white man. I’m fixin’ to shoot a white old lady.”
The disturbing video was posted just a day after 19-year-old Ezekiel Kelly was arrested and charged with first-degree murder after killing four people and wounding several others in a random murder spree across Memphis. A portion of the rampage was streamed via Facebook Live.
The two black males who vowed to kill white people referenced Kelly’s rampage, which was seemingly ongoing as of the video’s recording. “He already shot an old white man. I’m fixin’ to shoot a white old lady while her grandkids in the car.” one of them said.
They also referenced going “Zeek Mode,” in reference to Kelly, as well as the murder of Eliza Fletcher.
Fletcher, a white woman, was abducted by Cleotha Abston, a black male, during a jog last week. She was later murdered and dismembered before Memphis police found her body after a days-long search.
Memphis police are searching for two black males threatening to kill white people.
"He already shot a white old man. I'm fixin' to shoot a white old lady while her grandkids in the car."
Mentioned: Eliza Fletcher, "racism," and going "Zeek mode," aka mass shooter Ezekiel Kelly. pic.twitter.com/1aYmV3fyYR
— Mia Cathell (@MiaCathell) September 9, 2022
The Memphis Police Department soon issued a statement and urged the public to come forward with information about the two individuals.
“On Thursday, September 8, 2022, the Memphis Police Department was advised of threats of violence directed at members of our community,” Memphis PD wrote in a statement. “These terroristic threats were posted on social media platforms and specific threats to events occurring in the City of Memphis.”
“The two suspects making the threats are described as two black males between the ages of 18 to 21 years of age. Investigators need assistance identifying the individuals in the video,” the statement continued.
MPD needs help with identifying these individuals who are making threats to community members.
If you have any information on who these individuals are, call CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH. pic.twitter.com/vcjRffqaNd
— Memphis Police Dept (@MEM_PoliceDept) September 8, 2022
The two men not been apprehended or identified as of the morning of September 9.