Crime of the Week #31

September 24, 2021


Airways Station Memphis Police officers were dispatched to Discount Muffler and Brakes shop, 2597 Lamar Avenue, at 1:05 p.m. Saturday, January 9, 2021 to investigate a shooting report. At the scene the officers found a man lying on the lobby floor and suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

The victim, Derrick Johnson, was pronounced dead at the scene by Memphis Fire Department personnel. Police officers determined that Johnson was inside the lobby of the business when a male dressed in red from head to foot entered and began shooting at him. The suspect then fled southbound from the business on Callis Street.

Anyone with information that could help in this ongoing murder investigation should contact CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274). A $2,000 award is awaiting information that helps bring about an arrest.