It was apparently business as usual at Kawasaki of Memphis until a little after 2 p.m. Tuesday. It was then, authorities say, that 17-year-old Dexter Brown, in the store to pick up a brand new motorcycle, did the unthinkable.
"(He) had been in the store pretty much all day," said Lt. Rory Mack of the Bartlett Police Department, "and for some unknown reason pulled out a weapon and opened fire on the employees."
Glen Page Jr., a 32-year-old salesman known to his friends as "Buddy," was shot three times. Police said he died on the showroom floor. Page's coworker, Cynthia Lester, was shot in the arm, and remains in critical condition.
Page's uncle, Joey Hadley, couldn't imagine how it could have happened. "He was selling motorcycles, and had been over here for awhile," Hadley said. "It's just a real shock."
A steady stream of family members, friends, and loyal customers showed up at the dealership after the shootings. Most of them had tears in their eyes as they tried to comfort each other and make sense of what happened. Some said they could have easily been there when the shots rang out.
"Me and my fiance come in here and talk to them every day," said Ronald Braham, a customer of the store. "Today we didn't come, and I was actually thinking about coming by."
Braham never imagined his latest visit to place normally reserved for fun would be under such sad circumstances.