Jerry Lee Lewis musician B.B. Cunningham killed in shootout

This Oct. 2, 1996 photo shows musician B.B.

This Oct. 2, 1996 photo shows musician B.B. Cunningham Jr., in Memphis, Tenn. Cunningham Jr., a member of Jerry Lee Lewis' band, was killed in a Memphis shootout early Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. (Credit: AP)

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Police say a Memphis musician who played with Jerry Lee Lewis was trying to help a fellow security guard when he was killed in a shootout.

Memphis police say 70-year-old B.B. Cunningham died Sunday. He was working as a security guard at an apartment complex when he was shot.

Police said a 16-year-old boy and a 22-year-old man had fired shots at another security guard when Cunningham responded.

Cunningham chased them into another apartment complex. When the second guard arrived, he found Cunningham and the 16-year-old fatally shot in a courtyard.

Police spokeswoman Karen Rudolph says the 22-year-old man, who had fled the scene, has been charged with first-degree murder for allegedly shooting Cunningham.

Cunningham had a 1967 hit, "Let it All Hang Out," with his own band the Hombres.
 

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