Crime of the Week #32

October 23, 2020


It was five minutes after midnight on Sunday, May 24, 2015 when Memphis Police officers assigned to the downtown entertainment district responded to a shooting report on South Fourth Street, near Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. There they found in the street the body of Calvin Wilhite, who had been shot and killed.

Officers learned that the victim had been arguing with two males occupying a light green or gray four-door sedan. It is possible the vehicle was a mid-2000 Dodge Stratus, a Ford Taurus or similar model car.

The suspects were described as male blacks in their early- or mid-20s. The individual thought responsible for shooting Wilhite is described as having a small to medium build. He was wearing a white t-shirt and was sitting on the passenger door frame of the vehicle as it was moving when he fired the fatal shots.

Anyone with information on this homicide is asked to contact CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274) or the Memphis Police Homicide Bureau, 636-3300.