Crime of the Week #40

December 18, 2020


Memphis Police Officers stationed at the Tillman Street precinct responded to a shooting report at 2:30 a.m. Saturday, December 12, 2020 in the 500 block of Belt Line Street near the Liberty Bowl Coliseum.

On arrival the officers found two men who were unresponsive and suffering from gunshot wounds inside a gray vehicle. Travious Hawthorne and Alexander Stewart were pronounced dead on the scene by Memphis Fire Dept. paramedics.

Officers learned that persons nearby heard numerous shots fired and a male wearing black clothing and a mask was seen running from the scene. Because no other information was available, investigators need the public help to solve this double murder.

Anyone with information is asked to contact CrimeStoppers — by phone or text — at 528-CASH (2274).