David Saks: Memphis Husband and Father Shot and Killed While Renovating a Home

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Memphis Husband and Father Shot and Killed While Renovating a Home



A 42 year-old Memphis husband and father, John Shelley, was shot and killed while renovating a home.

The police are looking for answers as to why he was killed Friday.

John Shelley was believed to have been killed in an attempted robbery by two gunmen.



John Shelley (J.P. Shelley) was renovating a vacant home when two men in a green car approached him at gunpoint and fired.


The two suspects fled leaving Mr. Shelley mortally wounded.



He died after being rushed to the Regional Medical Center at Memphis.


Beverly Shelley, his wife, said that he missed his son’s 7th birthday party on Friday because he was killed by gunmen.

October 7, 2013 - Beverly Shelley breaks down at her husbands side at Memphis Funeral Home.

John Shelley, the husband and father of two young children, was murdered during a robbery while working on a home Friday morning.

(Mike Brown/ photo from The Commercial Appeal)


Memphis is a very dangerous city.

I've been trying to tell you this for a long time.


David Saks

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Comment balloon 4 commentsDavid Saks • October 08 2013 11:42PM


Good morning David. What a terrible story and tragic one for this poor family. Memphis is scary to me now. Be well.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) almost 7 years ago

Memphis is a seriously dangerous, deadly city, Sheila.

Much of the violent domestic and gang-related crime is never reported by the press.

There's so much of it that they can't cover all of the bases in real-time.

It's like real estate fraud.

There's so much of it that it's impossible to track it all. 

If you had a police scanner allowing you to monitor police calls to the Memphis Police Department or Shelby County Sheriff's Department, just for violent crimes in this city alone, it's horrifying !

Here's a link that allows you to listen:

Memphis Police Department & Shelby County Sheriff

It seems as though there's a murder a day or more in this city.

Posted by David Saks ((retired)) almost 7 years ago

This is such a tragedy!  I really need to be more careful.  If anyone is intersted in contributing to the crimestoppers fund you can send a check made payable to Crimestoppers for any amt with for JP Shelley Supplemental Reward Fund on the subjest line to Greg Ziskind  8046 N. Brother Blvd. Bartlett, TN 38133. 

Posted by Laura Gaither, Memphis, TN (901) 239-5284 (Crye-Leike) almost 7 years ago

Thank you for posting the information, Laura. I believe that the filthy slime that committed this cowardly act will be found.

Posted by David Saks ((retired)) almost 7 years ago

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