Crime of the Week #11

April 9, 2021

HOMICIDE

A Cold Case
Vallen R. Conner was sitting in her parked vehicle and talking to a friend outside the friend’s house in the 2700 block of Fizer Road, just east of Lamar Avenue, on a warm Tuesday evening. It was 11 p.m., May 22, 2018.

The friend had noticed a light brown or tan SUV, possibly a Chevrolet Trailblazer, parked several houses away. The vehicle then left the curb and drove past Conner’s car. One or two people in the vehicle started firing shots. Vallen Conner was shot in the shoulder. Her friend was hit in the foot. Conner died from her gunshot injury at 11:15 p.m. The friend was transported to Regional One hospital where he was treated and released.

Investigators need help solving this homicide. Anyone with information — even the smallest detail — is asked to call or text CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274).

Crime of the Week #6

February 12, 2021

HOMICIDE

A Cold Case
The call to Memphis Police at 2:30 p.m. September 24, 2011 said that a man was shot inside a house in the 5500 block of Forsyth Drive in southeast Memphis. Police arrived at the residence and found Dennis Gilliam lying in bed. He had been shot.

Gilliam was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators are seeking information that could lead to identifying and arresting those responsible. Anyone with information is asked to contact CrimeStoppers by calling or texting 528-CASH (2274).

Crime of the Week #4

January 29, 2021

HOMICIDE

A Cold Case
Reports of a shooting sent Memphis Police officers to the 6800 block of Kirby Mills Cove at 8:10 p.m. Friday, January 20, 2020. At the scene they found two children suffering from gunshot wounds.

The two were LeQuan Boyd, 16, and Ashlynn Luckett, just six years old. They were transported to local hospitals. Both died the next day.

The investigation at the scene revealed that suspects occupied a dark-colored SUV from which they fired numerous shots into the residence. Anyone with information is asked to call or text CrimeStoppers, 528-CASH (2274). An award up to $1,000 is available. An additional award up to $25,000 is available from the FBI.

LeQuan Boyd

Ashlynn Luckett

 

Crime of the Week #39

December 11, 2020

HOMICIDE

A Cold Case
Reports of shots fired in the 1800 block of Norfolk Street, west of Mississippi Blvd. in south Memphis, brought Airways Station Memphis Police officers to the scene at 10:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, 2017.

On arrival officers found Dorothy Jackson inside a house and suffering gunshot wounds to her back. Memphis Fire Dept. paramedics transported her to Regional One Hospital. There she soon was pronounced dead.

Bullets shot from outside Jackson’s home had penetrated windows and walls and struck the victim. Investigators need the public’s help in this homicide. Anyone with information — even the smallest detail — should contact CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274)

Crime of the Week #37

November 27, 2020

HOMICIDE

A Cold Case
A report of a shooting brought Mt. Moriah station MPD officers to the 4100 block of Cochese Road, south of American Way, at noontime Thursday, November 23, 2017. It was Thanksgiving Day that year.

Inside a home, officers found Robert Wong, 68, suffering from gunshot wounds. A Memphis Fire Department paramedics team arrived and pronounced Wong dead. At the scene officers learned that a home invasion had occurred and the family vehicle was taken. The vehicle was found abandoned the next day.

There is no suspect description. Investigators need the public’s help to solve this murder. Anyone with information, even the smallest detail, should contact CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274).

Crime of the Week #36

November 20, 2020

HOMICIDE

A Cold Case
The Memphis Police Department received reports of a shooting at Airways Boulevard and Ketchum Road in Frayser at 4:30 pm on Monday, November 13, 2017. Within minutes multiple victims were driven to the MPD Airways station. Officers called the Memphis Fire Department for assistance. In the car officers found 10-year-old Richard Jordan who was suffering from gunshot wounds. He, a 12-year-old and an adult were transported to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. There Richard Jordan later died. The other two survived.

The initial investigation showed that family members and friends were heading northbound in the vehicle and stopped at a traffic light on Airways at Ketchum. Three cars pulled alongside their vehicle and at least three people began firing weapons. The suspects’ vehicles — described as a gold Chevrolet Malibu with missing hubcaps, a black Chrysler 300 and a gray sedan — fled east on Ketchum.

Police need help solving this homicide. Anyone with further information should contact CrimeStoppers, (901) 528-CASH (2274).

Crime of the Week #34

November 6, 2020

HOMICIDE

A Cold Case
It was about 6 p.m. on a Friday evening — Halloween — October 31, 2014 when Samuel D. Johnson and a friend walked from the North Frayser Community Center, 2555 St. Elmo Avenue toward the friend’s house.

When they reached the intersection of Wellons Avenue and Glenalp Street in the north Memphis neighborhood Johnson was shot.

It is believed the gunfire came from one or more subjects in a nearby 2010 Mitsubishi Gallant. Johnson died a short time after arriving at the Methodist North Emergency Room.

Cold Case investigators with the Memphis Police Department are asking that any witnesses to the shooting, or anyone with information on who is responsible, to please step forward. Information can be given to CrimeStoppers, (901) 528-CASH (2274). Or call the Cold Case Hotline (901) 636-COLD (2653). Leave a voice message and an investigator will call back.