Larry Thorn, middle school secretary, shot and killed near Memphis cemetery
MEMPHIS, Tenn — The man whose body was found on Tuesday morning near a cemetery in Memphis had been shot to death, and according to the police and authorities from the middle school, the deceased man has been recognized. A man was discovered dead on Gold Avenue around 7 a.m. on Tuesday, according to the Memphis Police Department (MPD). Gold Avenue is located just a few blocks from from Calvary Cemetery.
Authorities responded to the situation
Officers initially responded to a call reporting a “man-down,” but when they arrived on the scene, they found that the victim had been shot. The individual was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the police. Larry Thorn, a secretary at A. Maceo Walker Middle School, has been named as the individual who was found to be responsible for the shooting in a statement released by Memphis-Shelby County Schools. The entire statement is as follows: As a school secretary, Larry Thorn was frequently among the first people to meet and greet our employees and students.
Everyone who entered the premises was greeted with warmth by his luminous presence. Mr. Thorn, who was an essential member of the A. Maceo Walker Middle School community, was also the coach of the school’s pom pom team. He had a deep affection for his career, as well as his coworkers and students. Even though the District has assigned additional counselors to work with the A. Maceo Walker community, we are aware that his school family and relatives will still require the support of the entire community in the coming days and weeks.
Investigation still ongoing
The Memphis-Shelby County Schools would like to express our deepest sympathies to all of those who held Mr. Thorn in such high esteem. The Metropolitan Police Department has not disclosed any information about the individual(s) or individuals(s) responsible for this man’s death. The Metropolitan Police Department strongly encourages anyone who may have information on this shooting to contact Crime Stoppers at the number 901-528-CASH. In this instance, the reward for information that leads to an arrest may be as high as $2,000 dollars.
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