Crime of the Week #32

August 9, 2019

HOMICIDE

The call of a “man down” came in at 9:14 a.m. August 12, 2019 to the Mt. Moriah Memphis Police station. Officers responded and on arrival began checking the area. They soon found Christopher Hall lying on the road at the nearby corner of Vanable and McMurray streets.

Hall had been shot and was pronounced dead on the scene. Officers learned that a black vehicle had been seen speeding away from the scene after shots were fired. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to help by contacting CrimeStoppers, 528-CASH (2274).

Crime of the Week #31

August 9, 2019

HOMICIDE

Memphis Police officers in the Raines Road Station responded to a shooting call at 443 E. Shelby Drive in Whitehaven at 12:50 a.m. Sunday, August 4, 2019. The officers arrived at a Valero Gas and Food Mart and found Alfonzo Daniel lying on the pavement.

Arriving Memphis Fire Department paramedics pronounced Daniel dead on the scene. Police determined that the occupants of a small SUV had fired several gunshots. The car last was seen traveling north on Hodge Road.

The public’s help is needed in solving this homicide. Anyone with information is asked to contact CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274) or online at crimestopmem.org.

Crime of the Week #30

August 2, 2019

HOMICIDE

It was just before 10 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 when witnesses noticed several males hanging out at a vacant apartment in the 5500 block of Waterstone Oak Way, just off Ridgeway Road in southeast Memphis. A little later shots rang out and a call of a shooting was received by the Memphis Police Department’s Ridgeway Station.

When officers arrived at the Lakes of Ridgeway Apartments they located two men suffering from gunshot wounds. One victim was taken to Regional One Medical Center. The second was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators need help identifying those responsible for this homicide case. Anyone with information on the shooting or the scene before the shooting is asked to contact CrimeStoppers, 528-CASH (2274).

Crime of the Week #29

July 26, 2019

HOMICIDE

Memphis Police officers assigned to the Raines Road station responded to a “man down” call at 9:55 a.m. Tuesday, July 23, 2019 in the 4800 block of Dianne Street, just east of I-65 in south Memphis. On arrival the officers found an unresponsive male on the ground with a head wound.

He was transported to Regional One in critical condition and later was pronounced dead. His black 2012 Hyundai Elantra was discovered a short distance from where he had fallen. Witnesses had seen the victim hanging onto the vehicle as it sped down several roads. When the man’s vehicle stopped, a woman was seen leaving the car.

Anyone with information on this crime or the identity or whereabouts of the driver is asked to contact CrimeStoppers on line or by phone, 528-CASH (2274).

Crime of the Week #28

July 19, 2019

HOMICIDE

A report that a firearm was used at a Citgo gas station at 4251 Winchester Road on Saturday, July 13, 2019 brought Memphis Police officers to the scene from the Ridgeway station. The officers found Daniel Perry in his 2007 gray Infinity G35S. Perry was pronounced dead on the scene from a gunshot.

Officers determined that a male black suspect in a black shirt and brown shorts approached the victim’s car and got in on the passenger side. A short time later he was seen running from the vehicle.

Investigators need help identifying the shooter in this homicide. Anyone with information is asked to contact CrimeStoppers for an award — by phone, 528-CASH (2274), or by secure email or text. For more information visit www.crimestopmem.org/tips.

Crime of the Week #27

July 12, 2019

HOMICIDE

Memphis Police officers responded to a shooting call at 8:44 p.m. Sunday, July 7, 2019 in the 2800 block of South Mendenhall Road. On arrival the officers found an unresponsive man on the ground and suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Memphis Fire Department personnel arrived and pronounced Justin Love, 22, dead at the scene.

Officers learned that Love was standing on the second floor balcony of his apartment when he was shot and fell over the railing onto the concrete walkway below. This homicide investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact CrimeStoppers by calling 528-CASH (2274), or P3 Tips through a secure mobile phone app, or by submitting a tip at crimestopmem.org/tips.

Crime of the Week #26

June 28, 2019

HOMICIDE

Memphis Police officers from the Tillman precinct were investigating a crash on Jackson Avenue when they heard several gunshots fired near an AutoZone store at 4011 Jackson. It was 3:54 a.m. on Sunday, June 9, 2019. The officers rushed to that scene to find that a burgundy-colored Cadillac SUV had crashed into a nearby Family Dollar store at 3975 Jackson. The driver was suffering from at least one gunshot wound. Martin Ramirez was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers learned that two male black suspects in a black vehicle — possibly a Nissan Altima — were responsible for the shooting. A full investigation is under way. Anyone with information on this homicide is asked to call CrimeStoppers at (901) 528-CASH (2274).

Crime of the Week #25

June 21, 2019

TRAFFIC FATALITY

Memphis Police Department officers responded to a hit-and-run traffic accident at 2:32 a.m. September 22, 2018 at the intersection of Summer Avenue and Holmes Road, just north of Galloway Country Club golf course. Police arrived to find that Gary Howell was struck by a maroon-over-charcoal colored Jeep Cherokee. After he was transported to Regional One Medical Center, Howell died of his injuries.

Investigators need helping locating the driver or owner of the vehicle. The Jeep had been traveling westbound on Summer and likely has damage to the middle or passenger side of the hood. Contact CrimeStoppers with any information that might help in this case. The tips line is 528-CASH (2274).

Crime of the Week #24

June 14, 2019

HOMICIDE

Memphis Police officers stationed at the Tillman precinct answered a shooting call at 10:37 p.m. Friday, June 7, 2019. They arrived in the parking lot of Greater Lewis Street Missionary Baptist Church, 152 E. Parkway North to find a male victim on the ground behind his vehicle.

Glenn Cofield had been shot and was pronounced dead on the scene by arriving Memphis Fire Dept. personnel. Officers learned that Cofield and his wife had just returned to their vehicle after attending a fundraiser nearby. Mrs. Cofield wife got into the driver’s seat of the vehicle, then heard an argument by the passenger side door. She then heard a shot and saw someone in a hoodie standing next to the vehicle. She next saw a vehicle quickly leaving the parking lot and driving eastbound on Poplar Avenue.

Authorities are asking that anyone with any information on this homicide contact CrimeStoppers. Call the tips line, 528-CASH (2274), or text or email securely and anonymously. For details on contacting CrimeStoppers: crimestopmem.org/tips.

Crime of the Week #23

June 7, 2019

HOMICIDE

Memphis Police officers from the Airways Station answered an accident call at I-240 (westbound) at Airways at 11:06 p.m. Saturday, June 1, 2019. When they arrived officers found a 2011 Harley Davidson motorcycle with Georgia plates, lying in the grass near the road. Officers then located Carey Driver nearby. He was unresponsive and appeared to have injuries to his legs. Memphis Fire Department paramedics arrived and found the victim had a gunshot wound. Driver was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Officers learned at the scene that the victim had been seen exchanging words with the occupants of a dark-colored vehicle while driving on the interstate highway. A gunshot was fired and the victim lost control of his cycle, crashing down an embankment. Anyone with information on this homicide is asked to contact CrimeStoppers immediately, 528-CASH (2274).