B.B. Cunningham, a bandmember of legendary rocker Jerry Lee Lewis, was gunned down on Sunday, October 14. The Memphis musician, who worked a side job as a security guard, was shot to death near an apartment complex where he worked.
The incident happened around 2 in the morning. 70-year-old Cunningham was on duty at an apartment complex on the southeast side of the city when he heard a gunshot at the Cherrycrest apartments nearby and decided to check it out.
When police arrived on the scene, Cunningham and a 16-year-old boy, identified Monday as Henry White, were found lying on the ground with gunshot wounds. 22-year-old Dock Britt was suspected as the gunman and was arrested on late Sunday night.
The man was charged with first-degree murder in Cunningham's death. Cops are still investigating the shootout incident to determine who killed White.
Cunningham served as a longtime keyboardist and backup singer for Lewis. He was also a leader of his own band, The Hombres, and co-wrote the band's 1967 hit single "Let It Out (Let It All Hang Out)".