Cordova, Tennessee

From Memphis’ of June 3, 2007

New Information: MPD Officer Killed in Cordova Home Invasion

A 27 year-old Memphis police officer was killed Sunday, June 3, 2007, after he kicked open a door at the home of his former girlfriend, who is also a Memphis police officer.

Deputies were called to the 1200 block of Breezy Gate Drive in East Shelby County near Cordova just after 8 a.m. They found 27 year-old Jeremy Kyle shot to death near a downstairs bedroom.

The woman who lives at the house, 27 year-old Teresita Watson, told Sheriff’s Detectives the intruder was her co-worker and former boyfriend. Watson says after Kyle kicked open the backdoor of her home, he walked to the bedroom and pointed a gun at her and another man who was with her, 22 year-old Justin Davis of Memphis.

There was an exchange of gunfire. Kyle was shot in the chest. He died at the scene. Watson was also shot. The bullet grazed her stomach area. She was treated and released from the Regional Medical Center. Davis was not hurt.

Watson’s three young children, ages 3, 5 and 9 years-old, were upstairs in a bedroom. They were not hurt.

Sheriff’s detectives say Davis admitted shooting Kyle when he aimed the gun at him and Watson. No charges have been filed against Davis.

Sheriff’s Deputies had been called to the house before. On April 20, 2007, Watson and Kyle were involved in an argument. Investigators say it was settled without anyone being arrested. Also on December 31, 2006, deputies were called to the Breezy Gate Drive address when Kyle removed some belongings from the house. No one was arrested in that incident.

Both Kyle and Watson worked at the Old Allen Station. Kyle worked for Memphis police for 3 years. Watson worked for the department for 4 years.


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