Crime of the Week #5

February 5, 2021


Cedric Birdsong was leaving a convenience store about 6:20 p.m. Saturday, January 9, 2021 when he was approached by a man with a face covering. The man shot him at pointblank range.

Ridgeway Station officers responded to the crime at the Raines Mart, 5915 E. Raines Road near Hickory Hill Road in east Memphis and found Birdsong on the ground. He suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was unresponsive. Memphis Fire personnel arrived and pronounced him dead.

The suspect is described as a six-foot, 150 pounds male wearing dark clothing, white hat and face covering. He was last seen running south behind the business. Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to contact CrimeStoppers, 528-CASH (2274) for an award up to $1,000.