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Murder Suspect Held in Senseless Killing of Memphis Musician B.B. Cunningham

Photo - Memphis musician B.B. Cunningham, dead after shooting

After the fatal death of Memphis musician and songwriter, B.B. Cunningham, who toured with Jerry Lee Lewis, a 22 year-old man has been charged.

B.B. Cunningham Jr, 70, former Air Force military police officer, keyboardist and backup singer for Jerry Lee Lewis and the lead of his group the Hombres, was found dead over the weekend along with a 16 year-old.

Cunningham worked a side job as a security guard at a Memphis apartment complex and unfortunately was killed trying to secure the safety of the people in the complex after he went to check-out gunfire in the wee hours on Sunday, October 14.

According to reports, Cunningham went to assist another security guard who was being shot at by the 16 year-old and a 22 year-old. Allegedly, Cunningham chased the two men into a neighboring apartment.

Cunningham was found dead as well as a 16 year-old teenage boy with gunshot wounds, who has been identified as Henry White.

A suspect, Dock Britt, 22, was arrested Sunday night and has been charged with first-degree murder. Meanwhile, authorities are still investigating on who shot White.

B.B. Cunningham, who has deep roots in the Memphis music scene and abroad (Billy Joel, Elton John, and Lou Rawls), had a son, Joseph Cunningham, who has stated that the two were actually working on an album.

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