Crime of the Week #33

October 30, 2020


The report of a one-car crash brought Memphis Police officers from the Tillman station to 1524 Tayner Street, just off Chelsea Avenue in the Douglass neighborhood, at 11:20 p.m. Tuesday October 27, 2020.

Arriving officers located a man lying across the front seat of a black Ford pickup. The vehicle had crashed into a fence. Memphis Fire Department paramedics arrived and pronounced the victim, Carl Garrison, dead on the scene from gunshot wounds.

Officers determined that Garrison was driving eastbound on Chelsea when he and his truck were struck by bullets. The truck veered from Chelsea and came to rest in the back yard of a house on Tayner. Two males were seen running from the scene.

Investigators need more information to solve this homicide. Anyone with information is asked to contact CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274). A cash award up to $1,000 is available.