Crime of the Week #1

January 1, 2021


At 1:10 p.m. Thursday, December 3, 2020 Memphis Police officers responded to reports of a shooting at a Dollar Tree store at 5110 Summer Avenue in east Memphis. At the scene officers found Antwoni Purnell on the floor. He was suffering from gunshot wounds and was unresponsive.

Purnell was pronounced dead on the scene by paramedics. Officers learned that while he was in the store a person in a white hoodie, black pants and a mask walked into the store and began shooting. The suspect then ran from the business and got into a stolen gray Dodge Charger with a missing front bumper and Tennessee license plate number 2F4-8Z6.

Anyone with information on this murder, or the whereabouts of the stolen car, is asked to contact CrimeStoppers, 528-CASH (2274).