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Jerry Lee Lewis' Bandmate B.B. Cunningham Shot to Death, Suspect Arrested

October 16, 2012 09:04:20 GMT

The lead vocalist of The Hombres was killed on Sunday, October 14 in a Memphis apartment complex near the place where he worked as a security guard.


Jerry Lee Lewis' Bandmate B.B. Cunningham Shot to Death, Suspect Arrested
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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)".

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