Star Staff Reports
A Millington man was indicted Oct. 1 in the shooting death of one man and the wounding of another during a dispute this summer, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
A grand jury indicted Orlando Phillips, 40, on charges of second-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder, and convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
Shelby County Sheriff’s Office investigators said the shootings occurred around 5 p.m. on June 5 this year in a vehicle parked in the 6200 block of Martinwest Drive just south of Navy Road in Millington.
When officers arrived, they found 38-year-old Larry House in the street with multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
A second victim, a 27-year-old cousin of the suspect, was taken by private car to a fire station on Navy Road. The victim then was taken by ambulance to a hospital where he was treated for six gunshot wounds.
Investigators said the men were sitting in the parked vehicle when Phillips became angry, stepped out and began firing a handgun at the others. Phillips was arrested nearby a short time later.
The case is being handled by Asst. Dist. Atty. Leslie Fouche of the District Attorney’s Special Prosecution Unit 7 which prosecutes repeat felony offenders in Criminal Court Division 7. The SPU seeks maximum sentencing for those offenders.