November 1, 2019
Memphis Police Department officers from the Crump Precinct were in their squad car when they were flagged down by a pedestrian and told about a multi-car accident that had just happened in the 1800 block of Lamar Avenue at McLean Street in Midtown at 5:14 p.m. Sunday, October 6, 2019. When the officers arrived at the scene they found Chavonta Hibbler in the front of a black Mercedes C300. He was unresponsive and Memphis Fire Department personnel pronounced him dead on the scene. He was shot before his car crashed.
Hibbler’s three-year-old son was found in the back seat of the vehicle. The boy wasn’t shot but had crash-related injuries and was transported to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. Officers on the scene determined that Hibbler was stopped at the traffic light on Lamar when a dark-colored Honda sedan pulled alongside and opened fire. The Honda fled as the Mercedes crashed into other vehicles. One other motorist also was injured from the collision.
Anyone with information on this homicide case is asked to contact CrimeStoppers by calling or texting 528-CASH (2274), or by sending a secure email tip here.