Chamber of Commerce President Shot, Killed Near Memphis National Civil Rights Museum

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The former CEO of Pinnacle Airlines has been fatally shot in Memphis, Tennessee. Authorities say Philip Trenary, who also served as the CEO of the Greater Memphis Chamber, was killed in a shooting that happened about 8 p.m. Thursday in the 500 block of South Front Street …

Memphis Chamber of Commerce president Phil Trenary was shot and killed Thursday night near the National Civil Rights Museum.

Trenary had just left a downtown restaurant when he was killed.

The Memphis Police Department described the suspect:

The Memphis Chamber of Commerce tweeted, “It is with sad hearts that we confirm that we have lost our dear leader and friend. Our president and CEO Phil Trenary died this evening. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Trenary family.”

CNN reports that Memphis’ murder rate is “16.3 murders for every 100,000 residents” and the city sees “1,168 violent crimes for every 100,000 residents.” As the result Memphis is one of America’s most violent cities.

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