Member Of Jerry Lee Lewis Band Killed In Shootout

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (October 15, 2012)—B.B. Cunningham, Jr., a member of Jerry Lee Lewis' band, has been killed in a shootout in Memphis, Tenn.

Police say the shooting happened at around 2 a.m. Sunday at the Cherry Crest apartments in southeast Memphis.

Cunningham, who was a security guard in a neighboring apartment complex, heard a shot in the Cherry Crest apartments and went to investigate.

Police didn't provide details, but they said when officers arrived, they found both Cunningham and a 16-year-old boy dead from gunshot wounds.

The teenager has not been identified.

When contacted at his home in Washington D.C., Cunningham's brother, Bill, confirmed his brother had been killed.

Cunningham had been a member of Lewis' band since 1997.

His solo album, "Hangin' In," was released in 2003.


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