Crime of the Week #35

October 29, 2021


Reports of a man down brought Memphis Police officers from the Raines Road Station to the 400 block of Howard Drive near Fairley High School at 11:21 a.m. Saturday, October 16, 2021. At the scene the officers found Erik Smith in the street next to a 2006 Mercury Grand Marquis with a Mississippi license plate.

Smith was unresponsive and had suffered multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers learned that a dark-colored SUV had been seen leaving the area right after the shots. Anyone with information that can help solve this homicide is asked to contact CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274).