Crime of the Week #2

January 17, 2020

HOMICIDE

When Memphis Police officers of the Ridgeway Station responded to a call about a shooting they found a gunshot victim lying in the grass along Pecan Lake Drive in The Woods at Ridgeway Apartments complex in Hickory Ridge. The man was identified as George Bee and was transported to Regional One Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Officers learned that a male wearing a black hoodie had been seen chasing the victim. After canvasing the area they discovered a second victim sitting in a green vehicle in the nearby Legacy Apartments complex on Whispering Pines. Allen Watkins was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators seek help in solving these two homicides. Contact CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274) by calling or texting, or send a secure email at crimestopmem.org/tips.

Crime of the Week #1

January 10, 2020

HOMICIDE

Memphis Police got a “man down” call at 10:40 a.m. on December 31, 2019 — New Year’s Eve — and sent officers to the vicinity of Cherrydale Road and Broadmore Street, south of Audubon Park. There officers located a man suffering from gunshot wounds in the driver’s seat of a 2008 Mercury Milan. Dallas Brown was pronounced dead on the scene by Memphis Fire Department paramedics.

Investigators need help solving this homicide. Anyone who saw something — or heard something — concerning this crime should contact CrimeStoppers by calling or texting (901) 528-CASH (2274), or by sending a secure email at crimestopmem.org/tips.

Crime of the Week #45

December 20, 2019

HOMICIDE

A report of a shooting brought Memphis Police officers from the Ridgeway Station to the 2800 block of Arbor Valley Lane in the southeast part of the city at 4 in the morning on Thursday, December 12, 2019. The officers found Antonio Tucker, 26, inside his home. He was unresponsive and suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Tucker was pronounced dead at the scene. Police need help solving this murder. Anyone with information is asked to contact CrimeStoppers, 528-CASH (2274,) by calling or texting. Or, an anonymous tip can be placed to CrimeStoppers at crimestopmem.org/tips.

Crime of the Week #44

December 13, 2019

HOMICIDE

A report of a shooting brought officers from the North Main Street Station to the 800 block of Looney Street, just north of the Uptown neighborhood, about 11 p.m. Friday, December 6, 2019. When they arrived, the officers located shooting victim Demonte Johnson, 13. He was unresponsive and suffering from a gunshot wound.

The juvenile was transported by Memphis Fire Department ambulance personnel to Regional One Hospital where he later died of his injuries. This is an ongoing homicide investigation. The public is asked to help by contacting CrimeStoppers, 528-CASH (2274,) with any information. Even the smallest detail can help.

Crime of the Week #43

December 6, 2019

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT

It was about 10:30 p.m. on November 26, 2019 when a man and his son pulled their car out of the Q-Mart at 2133 Lamar Avenue. He soon noticed a silver vehicle following close behind. As he neared the intersection of Castalia Street and East Person Avenue, the driver pulled to the side to let the vehicle pass. That’s when gunfire started, he said, and his son was struck.

The nine-year-old juvenile was transported to Le Bonheur Hospital and remains in critical condition. Investigators need help solving this crime. Anyone who has information should contact CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274).

Crime of the Week #42

November 29, 2019

HOMICIDE

A report of a shooting brought Memphis Police Department officers from the Airways Station to the 3100 block of Kimball Avenue near Semmes Street where they found a gunshot victim. Chester Crawford was pronounced dead at the scene by Memphis Fire Department personnel.

Officers determined that numerous shots had been fired into a house and into a black Dodge Challenger. No other information was available. Anyone who can help — any detail could help solve this homicide — should call or text CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274) or give a tip by secure email here: crimestopmem.org/tips.

Crime of the Week #41

November 15, 2019

HOMICIDE

Memphis Police officers from the Airways Station responded to a report of shots fired in the 700 block of East Dempster Avenue, near Pine Hills Park about 1 a.m. Sunday, November 3, 2019. The officers arrived to find Michael Street suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Memphis Fire Department personnel.

A suspect had been seen running from the scene and getting in a red vehicle. No other details were available. Investigators need help to solve this homicide. Anyone with information, even the smallest detail, is asked to contact CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274). All calls, texts and secure mail by website at crimestopmem.org are anonymous.

Crime of the Week #40

November 1, 2019

HOMICIDE

Memphis Police Department officers from the Crump Precinct were in their squad car when they were flagged down by a pedestrian and told about a multi-car accident that had just happened in the 1800 block of Lamar Avenue at McLean Street in Midtown at 5:14 p.m. Sunday, October 6, 2019. When the officers arrived at the scene they found Chavonta Hibbler in the front of a black Mercedes C300. He was unresponsive and Memphis Fire Department personnel pronounced him dead on the scene. He was shot before his car crashed.

Hibbler’s three-year-old son was found in the back seat of the vehicle. The boy wasn’t shot but had crash-related injuries and was transported to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. Officers on the scene determined that Hibbler was stopped at the traffic light on Lamar when a dark-colored Honda sedan pulled alongside and opened fire. The Honda fled as the Mercedes crashed into other vehicles. One other motorist also was injured from the collision.

Anyone with information on this homicide case is asked to contact CrimeStoppers by calling or texting 528-CASH (2274), or by sending a secure email tip here.

Crime of the Week #39

October 25, 2019

HOMICIDE

It was 3 p.m. on Friday, August 23, 2019 when a citizen reported to Memphis Police that a man had been shot while sitting in a vehicle in the 1100 block of Smith Avenue, near Firestone Avenue and I-40 in north Memphis. Officers soon arrived and located Terrance Harris. He was sitting in a light blue four-door 2010 Mercedes C300 and was unresponsive. It appeared he had suffered gunshot wounds.

Memphis Fire Department personnel arrived and pronounced Harris dead on the scene. Officers learned the victim had been involved in an argument at a nearby convenience store before he was shot.

Anyone with information that could help solve this murder is asked to contact CrimeStoppers. Call or text 528-CASH (2274), or provide a tip via secure webmail at crimestopmem.org/tips.

Crime of the Week #37

October 11, 2019

HOMICIDE

Memphis Police officers from the Old Allen Station responded to a shooting report at 5:23 a.m. Monday, October 7, 2019. Officers arrived on the scene in the Raleigh area — the 2800 block of East Hickory Bluff just off Stage/James Road — and found Christopher Guyton on the walkway in front of a house. Guyton was unresponsive, suffering from gunshot wounds. Memphis Fire Dept. personnel announced the victim dead on the scene.

Officers learned that Guyton had walked out of the house when shots were heard by neighbors. There was no other immediate information. Anyone with information that might help in this homicide case is asked to contact CrimeStoppers, 528-CASH (2274).