MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Following a deadly shooting in South Memphis, an arrest and second-degree murder charge has been filed against a man. The Memphis Police Department (MPD) responded to a shooting call on Rayner Street early Saturday morning and discovered a woman who had been shot and a man with a stab wound to his left hand, according to an arrest affidavit.
Both victims were rushed to Regional One Health, with the woman in critical condition and the man listed as non-critical. Tragically, the woman succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead by police on Saturday night. The deceased has been identified as 32-year-old Jasmine Eason, while the man injured in the incident goes by the name of Kordelro Harris.
According to official records, Harris, who is 36 years old, has been charged in connection with the shooting. According to Harris, two unknown men, wearing ski masks and armed with guns and knives, violently forced their way into his bedroom, demanding money. Allegedly, one of the intruders stabbed Harris, while the other shot his girlfriend.
Upon arriving at the scene, the Memphis Fire Department immediately transported Eason and Harris to the hospital, where Eason tragically passed away. According to police records, the couple lived together. The investigation also uncovered the presence of four children, aged 17, 9, 6, and 2, inside the residence. Three of the children are Eason’s, and according to court documents, three of them “believed Harris lied about his version of what led to the shooting.”
Search warrants led authorities to discover a blood-covered 9mm handgun and multiple spent shell casings at the Rayner Street home. The gun, court documents allege, was stolen during a car burglary in December 2021. Additionally, a stolen rifle, along with marijuana and cocaine, was found at the location. After receiving medical treatment for his injuries, Harris was questioned by investigators, who confronted him with evidence contradicting his initial statement.
According to court documents, Harris then changed his account, admitting that he was engaged in an argument with Eason when she grabbed a knife and stabbed him in the hand. Harris confessed that his anger got the better of him, and he shot Eason while she was attempting to flee.
The charges against Harris include second-degree murder, aggravated assault, possession of a controlled substance, theft of property, and lastly, possession of a firearm during a felony. His court appearance is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Tuesday, December 12.