On the evening of November 13, 2023, tragedy struck when a car carrying three individuals was sprayed by bullets on Casino Center Drive near a Robinsonville, Miss. casino hotel. The car subsequently crashed into a pole and burst into flames, resulting in the death of all three occupants. The Tunica County Sheriff’s Department is conducting an investigation into the incident as a multiple homicide.
The victims have been identified as Tednequa Tenice Moore, 25, Deshun Montarrio Isabell, 24, and Steven Dewayne Burts, 23. Each of them is scheduled to undergo an autopsy at the Mississippi Crime Laboratory to determine the cause and manner of their deaths.
While local authorities did not name any suspects, a relative of one of the victims disclosed that there had been a grievance against one of the men in the car. Teddy Moore, the father of Tednequa Moore, revealed in an interview that the trio had gone out to get dinner at a sandwich shop and were returning to an unnamed casino hotel at the time of the incident.
According to Moore, there had been rumors about his daughter’s boyfriend having a dispute with someone. He had warned his daughter about the potential danger but she did not heed the advice. Moore believes that the trio was being followed prior to the shooting and that the attack was not a coincidence.
Robinsonville is situated approximately 30 miles south of Memphis, Tenn. and is home to several casinos in the area. The investigation into the murder and crash involves the Mississippi Highway Patrol Crime Scene Unit Investigator, the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, the Mississippi Highway Patrol Reconstruction Team, as well as the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and the Tunica County Sheriff’s Department.
This tragic incident has left the community in shock and mourning the lives lost in such a senseless act of violence. The investigation is ongoing as authorities work to uncover the details surrounding the shooting and subsequent crash.