Crime of the Week #31

August 24, 2018

HOMICIDE

The Memphis Police responded to a “man down” call in the 5500 block of Winchester Road near Emerald Street on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. A worker at a nursery had discovered a body under a tree at the rear of the business.

The victim was identified as Stanley Jordan, Jr. and his death ruled by the Shelby County Medical Examiner as a homicide from a gunshot wound. No other information has been discovered. Anyone with information on this murder is asked to call CrimeStoppers, 528-CASH (2274) with a tip.

Crime of the Week #30

August 17, 2018

HOMICIDE

At 6:45 p.m. Friday, August 10, 2018 Memphis Police Department’s Tillman Street precinct received a call about a shooting in the 2400 block of Carnes Avenue, just east of Airways Blvd. Officers arrived to find a victim suffering from a gunshot wound on a house’s front porch. He said he had been on nearby Whittington when shooting started and he ran to Carnes to escape the gunfire. There he discovered he had been shot.

Officers proceeded to Whittington and found Christopher Finley lying in the street. He had been shot several times and was pronounced dead on the scene. Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to contact CrimeStoppers. Call 528-CASH (2274) or contact us anonymously via text on a smart phone: crimestopmem.org/tips.

Crime of the Week #29

August 8, 2018

HOMICIDE

Memphis Police responded to a shooting call in the area of 4700 Violet Street in the Berclair neighborhood at 2:33 a.m. Sunday, July 29, 2018. Officers arrived to find a robbery victim. The man said that he and another man named Mauricio Merlos were riding in a truck when their vehicle was bumped from behind by a black car.

When the men stopped to investigate damage they were robbed of their personal belongings by a man in the car. The man had some kind of covering on his face. The victim advised he then heard a gunshot but could not find Merlos. As officers began to investigate the crime scene a homeowner in the 4700 block of Violet called police to report a body in the back yard. Merlos, 19, was found there and pronounced dead on the scene.

Anyone with information on this crime should call CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274).

Crime of the Week #28

July 27, 2018

HOMICIDE

Memphis Police Department officers from the North Main station responded to a shooting call at Martin Luther King Boulevard and Dunlap Street at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 15, 2018. Officers soon arrived and found John Wilson on the ground. He was suffering from a gunshot wound and was unresponsive.

Wilson was transported to Regional One where he was pronounced dead on arrival. A witness told officers that Wilson and he were walking on Walnut Street when the occupants of a black Infinity G35 began to shoot at them. Several casings were recovered from the street. Anyone with information that might help solve this murder is asked to call CrimeStoppers, 528-CASH (2274).

Crime of the Week #27

July 20, 2018

HOMICIDE

A call came in to the Memphis Police Department’s Airways Station at 8 p.m. Friday, June 22, 2018 about a shooting. Responding officers arrived at a business at 3041 Park Avenue to find two gunshot victims.

Christopher Martin was transported to Regional One in critical condition. A second victim was transported to the hospital in non-critical condition. A witness reported hearing several shots and then seeing two males run from the business and jump into a gray Chevrolet Lumina which sped away. Martin died at the hospital from his injuries.

Anyone with information that can help police solve this crime is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274). The first tip that leads to an arrest in the case is eligible for a cash award.

Crime of the Week #26

July 13, 2018

HOMICIDE

A shooting call brought a quick response by the Memphis Police on Friday, July 6, 2018 to 1385 Snowden Avenue, near Jackson Avenue. Officers found Lillian Cole, 22, lying on a front porch. She was unresponsive and suffering from several gunshot wounds. A second victim was also on the porch and had gunshot wounds to the legs.

Cole was pronounced dead on the scene. The second victim was transported to Regional One Health in critical condition. Officers determined that while the victims were walking towards the house at 1385 Snowden, a white four-door vehicle occupied by two suspects started firing guns. The victims were struck while trying to seek cover on the front porch. The suspects’ vehicle was last seen going south on Watkins St. Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to call CrimeStoppers, (901) 528-CASH (2274).

Crime of the Week #25

July 6, 2018

HOMICIDE

Memphis Police Officers assigned to the Crump Station responded to a shooting on Saturday, June 30, 2018 in an alley off the 700 block of Porter Street, near Booker T. Washington High School and Elmwood Cemetery. Officers found Ralph Ford, 37, lying on the ground and suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the upper torso and head. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

No other information was available to investigators. Anyone with knowledge of this homicide is asked to call CrimeStoppers, (901) 528-CASH (2274). Tips that lead to arrests bring cash awards and remain anonymous.

Crime of the Week #24

June 29, 2018

HOMICIDE

Memphis Police responded to a shooting report on Thursday, May 17, 2018. Officers responded to 2542 Lamar Ave. in the Bethel Grove neighborhood and found Michael Malone, 32, on the ground and suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the upper torso and arms. Malone was transported to Regional One Medical Center by Memphis Fire Department Ambulance where he died of his injuries.

Suspects were possibly inside a silver or grey Ford Focus. Anyone with information about this homicide case is asked to call CrimeStoppers at (901) 528-CASH (2274). Tips leading to arrests are awarded in cash.

Crime of the Week #23

June 22, 2018

HOMICIDE – SOLVED

Joshua Strong, 18, was shot several times as he waited in the parking lot of a barber shop at 6870 Hillshire Drive near Whitten Road on Friday June 15, 2018. Witnesses inside the shop said they heard multiple shots being fired. A male wearing a white t-shirt was seen walking around the victim’s vehicle.

Strong moments later was found sitting in his vehicle and suffering from the gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on the scene soon after officers arrived. Anyone with information about this killing is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274) for a reward. All tips are kept anonymous.

Crime of the Week #22

June 15, 2018

HOMICIDE

It was a year ago — Sunday, June 11, 2017 — when two-year-old Laylah Washington was shot near the intersection of Kirby Parkway and Winchester Road in southeast Memphis. Minutes before the shooting the victim’s mother had been involved in a verbal altercation with four males in a black four-door sedan that had been driving recklessly in the 6600 block of Winchester.

One of the male passengers fired shots out of the sedan’s window toward the victim’s vehicle, striking Laylah. Two days later, she died from her injuries. Memphis Police investigators are appealing to the public: anyone with information regarding Laylah Washington should please contact the Homicide squad at (901) 636-3300 or if preferred, CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH (2274).

CrimeStoppers has accumulated a $20,000.00 special reward for a tip or tips leading to the identification and arrest of those responsible.