Man billed soon after killing suspected auto thief

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis man is at the rear of bars right after police say he shot and killed a teenager who he believed was seeking to crack into his car on Friday in South Memphis.

Law enforcement say it transpired Feb. 4 at a townhome on Mason Avenue in South Memphis when Gabriel Borders heard his motor vehicle alarm go off and saw an individual hoping to split into his car or truck.

Neighbors say they heard gunshots and times later, observed Borders with an AK-type rifle in his palms, according to the crime report.

Police say Borders went again within of the townhome immediately after the taking pictures and did not alert the police.

The shooting victim, identified as 16-yr-old Roger Crigler Jr., was taken to Methodist South where by he died from his injuries.

Officers say a 17-calendar year-aged witness who was with Crigler recognized Borders and admitted the two ended up making an attempt to steal his 2003 Chevy Tahoe.

The witness was able to point out the townhome that Borders came out of on Mason Avenue.

On Wednesday, law enforcement situated Borders at the exact same home and taken into custody. His prison background confirmed that he was a convicted felon for a criminal offense in 2016.

Borders was charged with 2nd-degree murder and a convicted felon in possession of a handgun.