Wednesday, April 05, 2017
TN: Mistaken Identity Shooting, 82-Year-Old Shoots 74-Year-Old
A 74-year-old man died Monday after he was mistakenly shot by his elderly friend at a North Memphis home last week.
Family members said Maurice Horton went to visit his 82-year-old friend, Roosevelt Hodge, Friday evening at Hodge's home in the 2500 block of Hanwood. Hodge apparently shot Horton.
"It was mistaken identity," said Horton's nephew Michael Minor. "Mr. Roosevelt got confused and thought my uncle was a man he saw earlier in his yard. He shot my uncle but it was a mistake."