First, gunshots rang out, police say.
Officers were already near the Clearbrook Village Apartments in Memphis, Tennessee, on Thursday for an unrelated criminal complaint, according to WMC. But then bystanders heard the gunfire — and saw someone running away from the apartment complex that the piercing sound seemed to come from.
As witnesses yelled about a robbery, cops chased after the running suspect, whom police identified as 18-year-old Aareon Berryman. A fire began to spread in the apartment complex he was fleeing, according to Fox 13, and officers wanted to figure out what happened.
They managed to stop the teenager, who allegedly told police that he “left” two people inside the 16-unit complex that was going up in flames, Fox 13 reported.
Half of the units in the complex were partially or completely burned before the fire was stopped, police told Fox 13.
Police say Berryman confessed to killing Brandon and Regina Allen, a couple who lived in the apartment complex, and stealing some of their belongings, according to the Commercial Appeal. An arrest affidavit alleges that he then set