Crime of the Week #17


Memphis Police responded to a carjacking report at 7:18 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, 2023. When the first officers on the scene arrived at 3558 Lamar Avenue they found a man who had earlier in the evening pulled into the parking lot with a deflated tire.

While he waited in line to get the flat fixed two men approached him at gunpoint and demanded he get out of his vehicle. He complied. The two men drove off. They were last seen driving north on Lamar, one tire flat.

Here are descriptions of the suspects. The first was a black male, between 20 and 30 years old, of medium complexion, five-foot-seven, thin build, black shirt, blue jean shorts and white athletic shoes. The second was a black male between 20 and 30, medium complexion, five-foot eight, thin, gray hoodie, black shorts and white slides.

Detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying the two men.

Contact CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274) for an award.

Crime of the Week #16


The burglar had no idea the homeowner would see him on her house’s video surveillance device.

It was 8:22 a.m. August 15, 2022 when he entered the single family home in the 200 block of Radar Road in the Whitehaven neighborhood of Memphis. The intruder forced open a side door, walked through the living room and ransacked the master bedroom. The victim reported stolen a tablet computer, shoes, a 9-mm handgun and ammunition.

The suspect (see photos) was a black male wearing a white cap and a light-colored jacket over a white t-shirt. Memphis Police investigators are asking the public’s help in identifying the burglar. Contact CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274).

Crime of the Week #15


A business alarm brought officers to the Dollar General store at 3305 Summer Avenue. It was 5:31 a.m. March 28, 2023.

The officers learned that someone had heaved a concrete block through the store’s front glass door to make entry. The burglar stole large amounts of tobacco products and some clothing items.

Police learned that a Family Dollar store at 3400 Summer Avenue had also been burglarized, and were able to get video footage in that break-in.

A suspect is a black male wearing a black skull cap, black graphic hoodie, blue jean shorts and white Adidas shoes. Anyone with information should contact CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274) for a possible award.

Crime of the Week #14


The public has been asked for help in locating a fugitive from justice who fired shots at an off-duty police officer at 7:13 p.m. Sunday, April 30, 2023 in a parking lot at 4872 Poplar Avenue.

Several suspects was observed breaking into a Dodge Charger outside businesses in a strip mall. The officer identified himself as a police officer and approached the individuals. They fled but one fired shots. The officer returned fire.

An individual that day arrived at St. Francis Hospital with a gunshot wound. He was transferred to Regional One Hospital, and was treated and released before anyone connected him to the scene of the shooting. The following day, May 1, police identified the wounded man as Chase Harris, 19. He was one of the individuals captured on video at the scene.

A warrant has been issued for Harris for theft of property, auto burglary (times five autos), aggravated assault and reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon. Call CrimeStoppers with any information. Calls — 528-CASH (2274) — are anonymous. An award is available.

Chase Harris, 19

Crime of the Week #13


Memphis Police officers responded to a report of vehicle burglaries on White Station Road April 3, 2023. It was 5:54 in the morning. Officers arrived to find several car break-ins at Crunch Fitness.

A suspect has been described as a male in his late teens or early twenties. He was wearing a light-colored hoodie and black jeans. Anyone with information should contact CrimeStoppers, 528-CASH (2274). All calls are anonymous. Cash awards are available.

Crime of the Week #12


It was 1:51 in the afternoon of April 12, 2023 when Memphis Police received a report of a robbery on Lake View Trails in southeast Memphis. Patrolmen arrived and interviewed the victim.

They learned that two men, described as young and black, approached at gunpoint in a Silver two-door Infinity. The car had one black fender on the front passenger side. Suspects took a wallet and fled on Knight Arnold, driving toward Ridgeway.

Detectives review surveillance video in the area and found images of a vehicle matching the description of the suspects’ Infinity. No arrests have been made and the public’s help is needed to solve this felony crime.

Contact CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274) for a cash award.

Crime of the Week #11


A vehicle was travelling on Airways Boulevard near Wilson Street in south Memphis on Thursday March 30, 2023 around 10:30 a.m. when shots were fired from a black vehicle containing several occupants.

Memphis Police responded and found the driver of the first vehicle had been struck. He was taken to Regional One Hospital in critical condition. Other occupants weren’t hit by the gunfire.

In the course of the investigation, suspects were developed and captured on video at a nearby business. Still shots from the video are included here.

Anyone who knows about this shooting or can identify any of the suspects is asked to contact CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274). A cash award is available. Calls are anonymous.

Crime of the Week #10


A Cold Case
Memphis Police officers responding to a shooting call arrived at 9028 Walnut Grove Road, near Forest Hill Irene Road in Cordova at 6:42 p.m. Thursday, August 20, 2020. They found a pregnant woman unresponsive and bleeding in a black 2014 Mercedes CL2 in the parking lot of a Walgreen’s drugstore.

Keierra McNeil, 32, had multiple gunshot wounds. Paramedics arrived and pronounced McNeil and the unborn child dead at 7:07 p.m.

Investigators need the public’s help to solve this homicide. Her family said she had gone to the drugstore to meet with someone. Although an individual was arrested later, charges were dropped because the prosecutor’s office said there wasn’t enough evidence to proceed in the case.

Anyone with information is urged to contact CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274) to help solve this crime.

Crime of the Week #9


Residents in the Klondike neighborhood of north Memphis heard gunshots just after 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, 2023. Memphis Police arrived at the intersection of Speed Street and Henry Avenue at 3:31 to find Jamario Wallace lying in the street and suffering from a gunshot wound.

Wallace was transported to Regional One in critical condition. A possible suspect who fled was described as wearing a gray hoodie, black pants and gray Croc-style shoes.

The next day, detectives were informed that the teenager had died from his injury a few minutes after midnight. The public’s help is needed to solve this murder. Anyone with additional information should contact CrimeStoppers at (901) 528-CASH (2274).

Crime of the Week #8


A shooting call came to the Memphis Police at the Mt. Moriah station at 2:41 a.m. Saturday, February 18, 2023 and officers were dispatched to 2762 Getwell Road in southeast Memphis.

On arrival at Memphis Pools, a business on Getwell, patrolmen found a man lying on the parking lot. Modesto Rodrigo was unresponsive. He had suffered gunshot wounds.

Paramedics with the Memphis Fire Department’s Unit 24 arrived and pronounced Rodrigo dead at 2:52 a.m.

Anyone with information on this deadly shooting is asked to contact CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274). All calls are anonymous and an award is possible.