Memphis woman shot 5 times - Moco Space


A Memphis woman was shot five times when a meet-up with a man she met on the mobile site Mocospace went terribly wrong.

The woman, who requested anonymity, told Memphis’ Fox 13, the man known as “Tyrone” online and “Dereck” in person, “was a completely different person” when they finally met face-to-face.

She says when refused to have sex with “Dereck” he became irate and opened fire on her shooting her five times.

My FOX Memphis:

The victim told FOX13 she met the man on a mobile chat site called Moco. The alleged shooter portrayed himself as a good guy, but the meeting quickly turned violent.

“He was like a completely different person,” the woman, who didn’t want to be identified, told FOX13.

She said when they finally met face-to-face, the man wanted more than a friendship.

“I reminded him I don’t have sex with everybody,” the woman said of her meeting. “I’m old fashioned, especially (since) we just now meeting each other face-to-face.”

After she refused to have sex with the man she called “Dereck,” the victim told FOX13 he got mad. According to the police report, the suspect drove her to Heistan Street and told her to get out.

“He said it is hard feelings, and he just started shooting me,” the victim said.

A resident heard the woman’s scream for help and called police. Police said they have the shooter on surveillance video from residents.

There is not a clear name for the suspect. The victim told FOX13 he goes by “Tyrone” on Moco, but “Dereck” in person.

If you have any information that can help police in this investigation, call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.

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