Crime of the Week #35

November 13, 2020


Memphis Police officers assigned to Crump Station answered a shooting call at 5:26 a.m. Sunday, November 8, 2020. In the 1400 block of E. McLemore Avenue, near Melrose Street, they found an unresponsive gunshot victim inside a vehicle.

Memphis Fire personnel transported Kenneth Laird to Regional One hospital, but he didn’t survive his injuries. Officers learned that Laird was a passenger in a 2003 Ford Crown Victoria which had pulled into a nearby parking lot. While the car’s driver went inside a building, Laird stayed in his seat.

Hearing shots, the driver returned to the car where he found Laird. Detectives need someone to come forward with any information that may help solve this homicide. Contact CrimeStoppers, 528-CASH (2274).