Felon charged after firing shots at people on two separate occasions

29-year-old Corderain Hanger was charged with two counts of aggravated assault and felon in possession of a firearm after he shot twice at a woman to scare her and fired an AR-15 rifle at his ex-girlfriend’s brother, per report.

On November 11th, Nakia Lowery reported that Corderain Hanger fired two shots at her in front of an apartment at 2033 East Alcy Road and fled the scene in a gray Nissan Armada. On November 15th, Memphis Police Officers arrived at 2488 West Hillview Drive in response to a shooting. Upon arrival, Thomas Edmondson reported that his sister’s ex-boyfriend, Corderain Hanger, shot at him several times with a handgun while he was standing in the parking lot. He stated that when he fired his own gun, Hanger disappeared, only to return with an AR-15 style assault rifle minutes later. According to the affidavit, Edmondson was shot in his thigh and received medical attention at Regional One hospital.

Corderain Hanger (SCSO)
Corderain Hanger (SCSO)

Witnesses Tequa Davis, Kiera Crawford, Faith Mclain, and Markese Cummings confirmed Edmondson was shot at and reaffirmed that he fired his gun in self-defense. Hanger was later apprehended when he tried to report the shooting. He confessed to shooting Edmonson but claimed it was out of fear from Edmondson shooting at him.

Nakia Lowery identified Hanger in a photo lineup as the man who shot at her on November 11th, and he admitted to firing at her but said it was only to scare her. It was also revealed that Hanger was a convicted felon, in which he pled guilty to an aggravated assault that occurred in February of 2016.

Corderain Hanger was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated assault and felon in possession of a firearm. He is currently jailed in lieu of a $70,000 bond.

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