Crime of the Week #5

February 1, 2019


It was just after 11 p.m. Sunday, January 13, 2019 when Memphis Police officers from the Ridgeway Precinct station answered a call about a shooting in the 5900 block of Hickory Leaf Cove, just north of East Shelby Drive in East Memphis. At the scene officers found a man suffering from a gunshot wound. The man, later identified as Cortez Jones, was transported to Regional One Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

The responding officers determined that as Jones was walking, at least two vehicles pulled into the cove and several subjects emerged, firing multiple shots. One suspect was described as a thin black male, about five feet six inches tall and wearing a black hoodie and red jogging pants. Anyone with information on this murder is asked to contact CrimeStoppers, (901) 528-CASH (2274). Tips are anonymous and awards are available.