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Contario Sevion Update: Two Teens arrested over death of 17-year-old restaurant worker



Contario Sevion shot in Memphis

Two teenagers have been charged with killing a 17-year-old restaurant worker Contario Sevion, according to police.

Contario was gunned down in East Memphis early Wednesday morning while taking out the trash. Police said.

He was a Melrose High student and soon-to-be father.

A 16-year-old male has been charged with First Degree Murder, Criminal Attempt First Degree Murder, and Possession of a Firearm While committing a Dangerous Felony.

Zavon Payne/ Memphis Police Dept

Zavon Payne, 19, is charged with Facilitation First Degree Murder. Memphis Police Dept reported.

Memphis police responded to Five Guys at 1315 Ridgeway Rd., Suite 100, about a shots fired call around 12:50 a.m. Wednesday morning.

According to MPD, the teen, named as Sevion, was shot twice. He died as a result of his injuries in Regional One.

According to MPD, the incident occurred near a dumpster when Sevion was putting out the garbage at the burger restaurant.

His trash bags were still visible close to the dumpster.

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