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Memphis Security Guard Charged With Attempted Murder For Shooting At Dodge Gas Station

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A security guard has been charged with second-degree murder following a heated argument and altercation outside of a Dodge's Chicken and Gas Station on S. Third Street in South Memphis.

Rodney Benton, 48, an unarmed security guard shot Terrell Kennell, 30 in the head after the two took the argument outside of the store.



According to police, Benton stated that Kennel had pulled a gun on him, so he fired his weapon.

Rodney Benton is being held on a $200,000 bond and has been charged with employment of firearm with intent to commit felony, unlawful possession of a weapon and attempted second degree murder.

Benton is due in court on February 4, 2013.

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Things To Do in Memphis This Halloween Weekend 2017: Events, Parties & More

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Memphis gets really, really, REALLY, busy during holidays especially during Halloween and New Year's Eve. Events start popping up all over the city of Memphis. That can make it difficult sometimes to keep up, let alone decide on what to do.

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RIP: Memphis Iconic Nightclub Owner Robert ‘Hollywood’ Raiford, Dead at 75

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Robert Raiford, owner of the legendary nightclub Raiford's Hollywood Lounge in Downtown Memphis, TN has died at the age of 75 years old.

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Top 10 Reasons To Visit Memphis

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Memphis is referred to as being the Cradle Of American Music and while its musical history is a massive draw for many tourists, there are so many other reasons to visit this historic Tennessee town. Memphis is one of the most affordable places to visit in the States and is home to approximately 650,000 people. The largest city in Tennessee certainly makes for a captivating place to visit. Here are our top 10 reasons as to why you should make Memphis your next holiday hot spot!
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