Crime of the Week #23

July 23, 2021


Memphis Police Officers stationed at the Tillman precinct responded to a call about a shooting in the 500 block of Belt Line Street, just east of Hollywood Street. It was 2:35 a.m., December 12, 2020.

The officers arrived to find two shooting victims, Travious Hawthorne and Alexander Stewart. They were inside a gray 2011 Chevrolet Malibu. Memphis Fire Dept. personnel arrived and pronounced the two men dead. Both had been hit by multiple bullets. Officers learned that a male wearing black clothing and a mask was seen running south on Belt Line toward Felix Avenue right after the shootings.

Anyone with information regarding this ongoing investigation should contact CrimeStoppers anonymously by calling 528-CASH (2274). An award of $2,000 is available in this murder case for information that helps bring about an arrest.