Crime of the Week #11

April 1, 2022


Memphis Police officers assigned to the city’s Airways Station were on routine patrol Sunday, February 27, 2022 when they heard a gunshot at 8:53 p.m. coming from the area of the Astro Airways Apartments at 2355 Pendleton. They drove into the complex but didn’t find anything or anyone.

Minutes later, however, they were dispatched to nearby Lamar and Semmes where an ambulance had been flagged down and paramedics were treating a gunshot victim. Romone Brooks had received a gunshot wound to his chest. He had been in the apartment complex when he was shot and somehow made his way to the intersection.

Brooks was transported to Regional One Hospital. There he was pronounced dead.

Anyone with information in this ongoing homicide investigation is urged to contact CrimeStoppers, 528-CASH (2274).