Crime of the Week #20

June 18, 2021


Two teenagers were sitting in an parked car in the 3800 block of Masterson Street east of T.O. Fuller State Park in south Memphis on Sunday, May 2, 2021. It was about 6:10 p.m. when a black four-door sedan approached and shots were fired. Both 15-year-old boys were struck.

Memphis Police officers responding to a report of shots fired arrived from the Raines Station and located the teens. One — Ja’Kobe White — was pronounced dead at the scene. The second boy was injured. A witness told police two adult black males did the shooting. A nearby surveillance video captured frames of the suspects’ vehicle.

Anyone with information pertaining to this ongoing murder investigation is asked to come forward by contacting CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274).