Friday, 12 May 2017 14:26

Man Convicted of Shooting, Wounding Acquaintance

Mandon Rogers Mandon Rogers
May 12, 2017 – A jury has convicted a 43-year-old man of attempted first-degree murder for shooting a longtime acquaintance as the man was walking up the stairs to his North Memphis home, Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich said Friday.
Mandon Rogers also was convicted of employing a firearm in the commission of a dangerous felony and being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun. He will be sentenced June 22 by Criminal Court Judge Lee Coffee.
Rogers was convicted of firing four shots at a 46-year-old acquaintance on Sept. 27, 2014, as the man was walking up his front steps on Greenlaw Avenue in North Memphis. The man was struck in the right thigh and right hip.
The two men had argued several days earlier, investigators said.
The case was handled by Asst. Dist. Atty. Ann Schiller of the DA’s Special Prosecution Unit which seeks maximum sentencing for repeat felony offenders.