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).

Crime of the Week #36

October 4, 2019

HOMICIDE

The report of a shooting brought Memphis Police Department officers from the Airways station to the 2300 block Pendleton St. just north of Ketchum Road on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. On arrival the officers located Marcus Brooks on the ground. He was suffering from gunshot wounds. A second shooting victim, Marqual Rivers, was also found nearby and pronounced dead. Brooks was transported to Regional One where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

The two men had been standing in a common area of the nearby apartment complex when vehicles passed by on Pendleton. Shots were fired from the vehicles and the two men fell. One vehicle was described as a possibly white Chrysler 200. A second vehicle was thought to be a black Infinity.

Anyone with information that may help investigators solve this double homicide is urged to contact CrimeStoppers. Call or text 528-CASH (2274) or report securely and anonymously here.

Crime of the Week #35

September 20, 2019

HOMICIDE

The report of a shooting brought Memphis Police Department officers of the Ridgeway Station to the Fox Hollow Townhomes in the 4800 block of Chestwood Drive, just south of Winchester Road at 8 p.m. Friday, September 6, 2019. Officers soon located Antonio Ware, who was suffering from a gunshot wound. Memphis Fire Department personnel transported Ware to Regional One hospital where he later was pronounced dead.

At the crime scene police determined that the victim was sitting outdoors when a dark-colored vehicle drove by and the occupants fired shots, striking Ware. Police need help solving this murder. Anyone with information is asked to call or text CrimeStoppers, 528-CASH (2274).

Crime of the Week #34

August 30, 2019

HOMICIDE

A call was received at the Memphis Police Department’s Tillman Station at 10:45 p.m. Saturday, August 17, 2019 concerning a shooting in the 3300 block of Hardin Avenue near National Street in north Memphis. Officers were dispatched.

On arrival an officer located a male shooting victim on the sidewalk. He was unresponsive. The victim, Calvin Reed, Jr., was transported to Regional One hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Investigators need help on this open homicide case. Anyone with any information is asked to contact CrimeStoppers anonymously at 528-CASH (2274).

Crime of the Week #33

August 23, 2019

HOMICIDE

The Memphis Police Department received a call about a shooting around 2:30 p.m. Thursday, August 15, 2019 and sent officers to 868 Chelsea Ave — the In and Out Market — near Vollintine in north Memphis. On arrival the officers found three victims, including Jerika Coleman and two males. All were suffering from gunshot wounds.

Coleman was transported to Regional One hospital where she later was pronounced dead. Officers determined that she had been sitting in a parked vehicle when a second, white vehicle with tinted windows drove by. Shots were fired from the second car.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information that may help solve this crime are asked to contact CrimeStoppers, 528-CASH (2274).