October 12, 2018
Memphis Police Officers from the Ridgeway Station responded to a report of shots fired in the early morning hours of Sunday, October 7, 2018. They arrived in the 3300 block of South Woodlake Circle, just east of Tchulahoma Rd. And south of Winchester Road, to find Maria Barton. She was unresponsive inside her 2012 black Ford Focus, and suffering from at least one gunshot wound.
Memphis Fire Dept. paramedics arrived and pronounced the victim dead on the scene. Her purse and several personal items were on the ground near the car. Detectives are asking for help in solving this murder and apparent armed robbery. Anyone with information is asked to contact CrimeStoppers, (901) 528-CASH (2274).