Off-duty Memphis firefighter shot and killed

Police arrest two individuals; one says Mack Bond approached them at a park and made 'uncomfortable' request


By Janelle Foskett

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis, Tennessee, firefighter was shot and killed, and two people have been arrested in connection with his death.

Mack Bond, who served as a firefighter with the Memphis Fire Department for 21 years, was apparently shot after a confrontation at Kennedy Park. Police believe Bond tried to escape the shooter in his car but ended up crashing into bushes where he was later found dead, reported Fox13.

Memphis fire officials released the following statement about Bond’s death: “The Memphis Fire Department are deeply saddened to hear of the sudden and tragic off-duty death of firefighter Mack C. Bond. Mack faithfully served as a member of this department for over twenty-one (21) years and was a valued member of our MFD family. He will be greatly missed. Our sincere condolences are extended to his family, friends and the brothers and sisters of the Memphis Fire Department. RIP Mack Bond.”

Carlton Wells, 23, and Danielle Mack, 39, were arrested on Friday night in connection with Bond’s death, police said.

Fox13 reported that an affidavit stated Wells waived his Miranda Rights and told investigators that he shot Bond. He allegedly explained that he was in a parked car inside the park with his girlfriend, Mack, when Bond pulled up next to them and asked them to have sex. Wells said he felt uncomfortable and shot Bond multiple times.

Wells faces second-degree murder charges. Mack faces charges of tampering with evidence.

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