Extra Awards

Awards over and above regular CrimeStoppers awards are sometimes offered by individuals and groups to help solve cases. Call tips or extra award queries anonymously to 528-CASH (2274) or via secure webmail.


Shaun Hamblen

$16,000 is offered for information helping authorities solve the apparent abduction of Shaun Hamblen. The incident occurred near Poplar Avenue and Perkins Street. He was seen getting into a car, possibly a dark gray Ford Focus on Thursday, November 29 around 5 p.m. Hamblen’s own car was found in a parking lot in the 4400 block of Poplar Dec. 1. This has moved from a missing person’s case to an abduction. He has not been found after several days. Call 528-CASH with any information.


$5,000 offered for tips leading to the arrest of those involved in a shooting outside Southern Steel, 475 N. Dunlap Street, on Monday, November 27, 2017. Dondrielal Cunningham, 27, was shot as he stood with another individual. Gunfire came from someone in a black SUV driving by. He died at the hospital.


$5,000 offered for tips leading to the arrest of those involved in a shooting outside outside a Frayser group home in October. DeMario Hughley, who lived and worked at the home, had stepped outside one night to smoke a cigarette when he was approached by one or more individuals who shot him to death. Hughley’s wife, Memphis Police Officer Rosetta Hughley, is due to have a child her husband will never know.


$11,000 offered for tips leading to the arrest of those involved in a shooting outside the Mynt nightclub just after midnight on August 26, 2017 in which New Orleans firefighter Gregory Howard, 37, was killed. A group of people had confronted the club’s DJ with complaints about the music and were forced to leave. Later at least two shooters fired into a crowd leaving the club in the 4200 block of Hacks Cross Road. Howard was in Memphis to participate in a first responders basketball tournament that weekend. Howard, a nine-year veteran of the New Orleans Fire Department, left behind a wife and two sons.


$20,242 offered for tips leading to the ID and arrest of those involved in the killing of Laylah Washington on June 11, 2017 in an apparent road rage attack. A few moments earlier Laylah’s mother had yelled, “Don’t hit my car!” at the driver of a black Impala who had been driving erratically in a parking lot on Winchester. The driver and his several passengers followed her, and shots were fired. Two-year-old Laylah was shot in the head while riding in the back seat as her mother was driving southbound on Kirby Parkway near Birch Run Lane. The victim’s photo:


$6,000 offered for tips leading to the ID and charging of the driver of a silver Ford Mustang in the hit-and-run death of Christopher Phillips, 32, at 8:20 p.m. February 22, 2017 on Madison Ave. at Morrison St. just west of Overton Square. Witnesses said the car continued east. The victim’s photo:

Police released this surveillance video screenshot.


$6,000 offered for information leading to the ID and charging of one or more suspects who just before midnight on July 26, 2016 shot Monique Brown, 23, at her home at the Madison at Cypress Lake Apartments near Quince Road and Bill Morris Parkway. Ms. Brown died a short time later at Regional One hospital. The victim’s photo:


$4,000 offered for information leading to the ID and charging of one or more suspects who on January 20, 2017 shot 20-year-old Yasna Tahiro as he drove a car in the 5300 block of Gloucester in Raleigh. He died shortly afterwards at Regional One hospital. Tahiro’s family is from Ethiopia and he came to Memphis a year ago from Minnesota. The victim’s photo:

Suspect


$6,000 offered for information leading to the ID and charging of one or more suspects who on November 16, 2016 around 11 p.m. fired upon a 2016 Toyota Corolla driven by Domino’s Pizza delivery person Mia Jones at Airways Blvd. and Ketchum. Miss Jones’ car crashed after the apparent ambush. She was found by police with gunshot injuries and died at Regional One.


COLD CASE – $11,000 offered for information leading to the ID and charging of one or more suspects in the slaying October 9, 1989 of Nancy Little, 32. Ms. Little, eight and a half months pregnant, was found in her 1988 white Honda parked in front of 2061 Slate Road.


$5,000 offered for information leading to the identification and charging of one or more suspects in the slaying of Mike Morgan, a.k.a. “Psycho” on February 21, 2015. Morgan was shot on Apple Blossom Dr. in southeast Memphis.


$20,000 offered to anyone with information that can lead to the charging of one or more suspects in the death of Calvin Wilhite in a shooting May 24, 2015 at Fourth and Martin L. King streets downtown. Wilhite was shot after a verbal altercation with two unknown males in a gray or green Chrysler.