3 charged in fatal shooting of Memphis civic leader

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Three people have been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a civic leader and former airline executive in Memphis, Tennessee.

Memphis police said on Twitter late Saturday that 22-year-old McKinney Wright, 18-year-old Quandarius Richardson and a 16-year-old have been charged with first-degree murder in perpetration of a robbery and especially aggravated robbery in the shooting of Philip Trenary.

Trenary was the president and CEO of the Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce. He was shot Thursday night near where the chamber was holding its annual “Move it Memphis” race, near a large apartment complex and not far from historic Beale Street.

The 64-year-old Trenary was also the former head of Pinnacle Airlines. An Oklahoma native, he has been lauded for his community work in his adopted city of Memphis.

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