ATM User Shot and Killed in Memphis Credit Union Robbery
Orion Federal Credit Union in Memphis, Tenn., is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspects who shot and killed a woman using the credit union’s ATM Tuesday night.
When Memphis police officers arrived at the credit union’s Parkway Village branch, they found a vehicle that had crashed into a utility pole, according to local media reports. Police said a female driver, 44-year-old Runeccia Luster, was at an ATM where two male suspects tried to rob her in her vehicle while she was getting cash. After the suspects shot Luster, she drove off and crashed into the utility pole.
Luster was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead, Memphis media reported.
Moments after the shooting, police said the suspects also attempted to carjack a motorist driving a Chevrolet Corvette in a nearby McDonald’s restaurant parking lot, according to Memphis media reports. The suspects also reportedly shot that driver twice as he drove away. He was taken to a hospital and discharged Thursday morning, according to media reports.
“Memphians can all agree that senseless violent crime in our city is intolerable. We extend our most heartfelt condolences to the victim of this horrific crime and her grieving family and friends,” the $553 million Orion FCU said in a statement Thursday. “We ask anyone with information concerning this case to contact CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH as we will pledge an additional $10,000 toward the reward for the arrest and conviction of those responsible for this crime.”
Memphis police have released two surveillance images of the possible suspects.