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Man with a violent past is said to have shot his sister's boyfriend three times

MEMPHIS, Tennessee – A 25-year-old man sentenced to seven years in prison for a violent burglary in 2016 is charged with attempted murder in two separate cases.

Maurice Harris was arrested Monday on an outstanding warrant for a shooting in early March.

Maurice Harris (SCSO)

Harris is accused of shooting his sister's boyfriend during an argument at a home in the 4200 block of Rosewind Circle. The victim was shot in the arm, leg and chest.

According to court records, Harris was charged with attempted murder. The incident occurred on Jan. 8 in the 4200 block of Arrowood, where he fired from a passing car. No one was injured, but police said Harris went to the house hours before the shooting and tried to shoot a man and his son, but his rifle jammed.

In 2018, Harris pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary in connection with a 2016 home robbery in Hickory Hill and was sentenced to 86 months in prison.

According to police, Harris and two other armed men forced their way into a home in the 6100 block of Knight Arnold Extended and shot a man in the stomach in an attempt to steal his Xbox 360. The victim managed to grab his gun and shoot one of the suspects.

In connection with his recent arrest, Harris is charged with attempted first-degree murder, use of a firearm during a dangerous crime, and possession of a handgun as a convicted felon.