Crime of the Week #7

March 6, 2020


A report of gunshots brought Memphis Police officers from the Raines Station to the area of Shelby Drive and Auburn Road at 2:30 a.m. Thursday, February 20, 2020. On the way to the scene police also received a call about a vehicle striking utility poles in the same vicinity.

On arrival the officers found a heavily-damaged gray Infinity G-35. Inside the car was Taquonn Bates. He was unresponsive and suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Memphis Fire Department personnel arrived and a paramedic pronounced the victim dead at the scene. The investigation continues. Anyone with information is asked to contact CrimeStoppers, calling or texting 528-CASH (2274).