Memphis man opens fire on ex-girlfriend, passengers over stolen Infiniti

23-year-old Kenneth Holmes was charged with aggravated assault and two counts of attempted second-degree murder after opening fire on two women outside of the Cane Creek Apartments. Holmes shot an additional male passenger in the head during the incident, per report.

On July 1st, officers were dispatched to 1499 Ragan Street in regards to a reported shooting. Upon arrival, law enforcement made contact with two individuals, who were later identified as Brianna Ingram and Samantha Gouker. According to the affidavit, Ingram had been bleeding from the neck while Gouker appeared to have been shot in the shoulder. Ingram informed officers that she had been shot by a man with the alias of Kenny Bobo.

Gouker advised that she and Ingram were traveling near the Cane Creek Apartments in an Infiniti. An SUV reportedly parked in front of the automobile, while Bobo exited the vehicle with a .38 revolver in hand. Bobo fired several rounds at the two, hitting Ingram in the neck and Gouker in the chest. Gouker’s cell phone allegedly blocked the bullet, leaving a slight abrasion on the woman’s right breast. Detective Amen later identified Kenny Bobo as Kenneth Holmes, whose motive for firing at the two was due to Ingram stealing the Infiniti from him the night before. Holmes regained possession of the vehicle after the shooting and drove away from the scene of the crime.

Kenneth Holmes (SCSO)
Kenneth Holmes (SCSO)

Law enforcement later met with Lakevion Benton at 1635 Cane Meadow Circle. Benton was in the Infiniti during the incident and was ordered to exit the vehicle after Holmes opened fire. Holmes reportedly shot Benton in the head as the man was laying on the ground. Despite the gunshot wound, Benton was able to stand up and run away from the shooter.

Benton avoided additional gunfire by Holmes but did sustain non-life-threatening injuries to his head. Gouker was able to positively identify Holmes as the party responsible through photographs and screen captures of his Facebook profile.

Kenneth Holmes was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and two counts of attempted second-degree murder. His bond was set at $250,000.

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