Crime of the Week #16

May 21, 2021


It was just short of midnight Sunday, June 21, 2020 when Memphis Police officers from the Raines Station answered a shooting report in the vicinity of West Mitchell and West Horn Lake roads in Whitehaven. The officers already had been checking the area about an accident report when a second call reported a vehicle had struck a home in the 1300 block of West Horn Lake.

They arrived to find an unresponsive man in the driver’s seat of a 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis. The victim, identified as Lazarus Johnson, was pronounced dead at the scene. He had been shot.

Anyone with information on this homicide is urged to contact CrimeStoppers by call or text, 528-CASH (2274).