Crime of the Week #27

August 20, 2021


Memphis Police officers stationed at Mt. Moriah responded to a shooting report at 4:28 p.m. Sunday, July 25, 2021. They arrived in the 1200 block of Robin Hood Lane in the Sherwood Forest neighborhood west of the University of Memphis to find a shooting victim.

Avit Taylor was lying across the front seat of a gray Nissan 300Z. He was unresponsive and pronounced dead when Memphis Fire Dept. paramedics soon arrived. Officers learned that Taylor had pulled to the curb and emerged from his vehicle when a black sedan pulled up. An unknown suspect began firing shots as Taylor got back into his vehicle. The sedan left going southbound on Robin Hood.

Anyone with information on this homicide is urged to call CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274)