Memphis civic leader, former Pinnacle Airlines CEO shot dead

  • Police cordoned off the scene of a shooting Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 in Downtown Memphis. The former CEO of Pinnacle Airlines has been fatally shot. Authorities say Philip Trenary, who also served as the CEO of the Greater Memphis Chamber, was killed in a shooting that happened about 8 p.m. Thursday in the 500 block of South Front Street in downtown Memphis. Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland confirmed Trenary’s death. (Mark Weber /The Commercial Appeal via AP)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A civic leader and former airline executive was alone when he was fatally shot in downtown Memphis, Tennessee, and authorities are investigating whether he was killed in a robbery or as part of a “personal vendetta,” police said Friday.