The police have already taken the man into custody for allegedly shooting and killing a student who went missing after one day before he was set to graduate from college.
Memphis Police have announced that they have arrested 22-year-old Vincent Patterson and took him into custody on charges of first-degree murder, first-degree murder in perpetration of theft, mainly aggravated robbery, and tampering with the evidence in connection with the death of the 25-year-old BarShay Wilson.
On Dec. 12, Memphis Police issued the city of a watch alert for Wilson. Barshay Wilson was reportedly last seen leaving his friend’s house on Dec. 9. According to the Police, Wilson was on the phone outside the residence on the 5900 block of Green Drive. When his friend went out to search for him, long after he was gone. The friend of Wilson reportedly pulled up his location on her phone and saw he was on the interstate, but the signal died.
Memphis Police said that the friend went to his last known location but did not find Wilson or anything. That same day the police issued the city a watch alert, officers were called to 11150 Highway 70 and found a dead man from a gunshot wound. Later on, the victim was positively identified as the missing Wilson.
Two days before finding the body of Wilson, on Dec. 10, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office deputies reportedly went to the same area for a report of a fire and found a Chevrolet Camaro ablaze, according to WHBQ-TV. Wilson’s ID was reportedly discovered near the burning vehicle.
WHBQ reports Patterson allegedly admitted to killing Wilson, taking his marijuana, setting the car on fire, and leaving the poor body of Wilson. Dead Wilson was reportedly supposed to graduate from the University of Memphis, but sadly he died.