Crime of the Week #30

September 17, 2021


Memphis Police officers were called to the Raines Mart at 5915 E. Raines Road at 6:20 p.m. Saturday, January 9, 2021 to check on a shooting report. They found Cedric Bird lying on the ground. He had been shot several times. Arriving paramedics from the Memphis Fire Department pronounced the victim dead.

Officers learned that Bird had driven to the business and went inside. When he returned to his vehicle he was met by a male. Moments later the victim was shot multiple times as he attempted to get into his car. Bird fell to the pavement and the suspect ran behind the business.

The suspect was described as six feet tall, about 150 pounds, wearing dark clothing with a face covering and a white hat. Anyone with information that may help this murder investigation is asked to contact CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274).