Two face charges after Air Jordans stolen in southeast Memphis, records show

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At least two men face charges after another man was pistol-whipped, and his shoes and wallet were taken.

Memphis Police were called to the 3500 block of Pearson Road Sunday evening.

The original report from officers shared on Twitter said a man was shot and killed, but MPD corrected that information on Monday, saying the man was taken to Regional One Hospital in critical condition and then upgraded to non-critical.

Emmanuel Meniru and Marvin Hilliard both face charges after police responded to an aggravated robbery call around 9:30 Sunday night.

A man told officers that while he was in the 3500 block of Pearson Road, another man, later identified as Meniru, hit him in the face with a gun and took his white Oreo Air Jordan 4 sneakers.

MPD ordered the people inside the home to go outside, and eight people were detained.

When Meniru exited the house, he was wearing an empty gun holder, according to police documents.

MPD said the home had surveillance cameras, so officers obtained a search warrant.

Footage from the camera showed Meniru at the driver’s side door of the victim’s car. He was making pulling motions and then had the man’s shoes in his hand. He then went inside the house, according to an affidavit.

Records show the home belonged to Hilliard.

MPD said they found the shoes and the victim’s wallet inside the house along with three handguns and a white substance that turned out to be crack cocaine.

Meniru admitted to taking the shoes and putting them inside the house.

Hilliard told police that he was a convicted felon.

Meniru was charged with aggravated assault.

Hilliard was charged with being an accessory after the fact, three counts of being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun, possession of a firearm during the of a felony, and manufacturing, delivering or selling a controlled substance.

Both men are due in court Tuesday.

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