Crime of the Week #24

August 7, 2020


A Cold Case
It was 2:40 in the morning Sunday, October 7, 2018 when Memphis Police responded to a shooting in the parking lot of the Woodlake Apartments complex at Tchulahoma and Winchester. The exact address was 3304 S. Woodlake Circle.

On arrival the officers located a black sedan in the lot and then found Marie Barton, 33, who had been shot. She died at the scene. The information collected indicated there had been an attempted robbery or car jacking, resulting in Barton’s death.

The MPD Cold Case Team is asking the public for any information that may help solve this murder. Even a small detail could prove pivotal. Contact CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274).

Crime of the Week #23

July 31, 2020


A Cold Case
Memphis Police officers responded to a shooting report at 12:10 a.m. Thursday, August 3, 2017. They arrived at the location on Park Avenue between Echols and Goodman streets in east Memphis.

At the scene officers found a 2006 Kia SUV, which had struck a utility pole, as well as a male shooting victim lying in the street nearby and a second victim in the vehicle’s driver’s seat. The driver, Tadarius L. Tate and nicknamed “T.T.” died at the scene. He was 19 years old. The second victim survived.

Investigators need information to help solve this drive-by shooting that resulted in a homicide. Any information might help. Contact CrimeStoppers, 528-CASH (2274)

Crime of the Week #22

July 24, 2020


A Cold Case
Memphis Police officers responded to reports of a shooting at 65 East Yates Road South, just south of Walnut Grove Road in east Memphis. It was just after midnight on Thursday, July 26, 2012 — eight years ago.

The arriving policemen found two bodies inside the residence. Both victims, later identified as Anthony Conte, 26, and Robert Schmidt, 30, had died of multiple gunshot wounds. Evidence found in the house indicated the two were killed during a robbery. Witnesses described hearing a vehicle speed away shortly after hearing shots fired.

MPD Cold Case investigators are asking any witness to the incident to call the Cold Case Hotline, (901) 636-2653, and leave a message for a call back, or CrimeStoppers, (901) 527-CASH (2274). Any information could be critical to solving this double murder. The City of Memphis and CrimeStoppers are offering $12,000 for information leading to the identity and arrest of those responsible.

Crime of the Week #21

July 17, 2020


A hit and run accident was reported to Memphis Police at 9:54 p.m. Monday, June 10, 2019. Responding officers rushed to 774 Hollywood Street, just south of Jackson Avenue, to find a victim had been attempting to cross Hollywood when she was struck by a vehicle.

The woman was taken to Regional One medical center where she later died of her injuries. A witness told officers a white Dodge Challenger was responsible. The car left the scene and continued northbound on Hollywood.

This investigation remains open and police seek the public’s help in solving this crime. Contact CrimeStoppers, 528-CASH (2274).

Crime of the Week #20

July 3, 2020


A 2:44 a.m. report of a shooting sent officers from the Raines Station to the 5000 block of Horn Lake Road Friday, June 26, 2020. When they arrived in the Westwood neighborhood of south Memphis the officers found Tanesha McFadgon sitting in a gray Honda Civic and unresponsive.

Memphis Fire Department paramedics arrived and pronounced McFadgon dead. Officers ascertained that the victim had visited the Mini Mart a block away. She was returning home when she was shot. No other details were available.

Anyone who witnessed this homicide or has information related to the crime is asked to contact CrimeStoppers, 528-CASH (2274).

Crime of the Week #19

June 26, 2020


The Memphis Police Department received a call at 11:30 p.m. Friday, June 5, 2020 of a shooting in the 3300 block of Covington Pike, north of Stage Road. Officers from the Austin Peay precinct were dispatched. At the scene they found gunshot victims, including one who died.

Edward Fouse was pronounced dead by Memphis Fire Department personnel at the scene. Officers learned that Fouse and several other people were standing under a carport when suspects nearby opened fire, striking Fouse and other victims with bullets.

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

Crime of the Week #18

June 5, 2020


It was one year ago — Friday, June 7, 2019 — when Memphis Police officers from the Tillman Station responded to a shooting at 152 E. Parkway North, the parking lot of Greater Lewis Street Missionary Baptist Church, in Midtown. There officers found Glenn Cofield lying behind his vehicle. He was pronounced dead on the scene by paramedics.

Cofield and his wife had just returned to their vehicle after attending a fundraising event at a nearby home. Suspects left the parking lot via Poplar Avenue. Homicide investigators need help solving this murder. Anyone with information is asked to contact CrimeStoppers, 528-CASH (2274). The case has a bonus award available for a total of $26,000 for information leading to the identification and arrest of those responsible.

Crime of the Week #17

May 29, 2020


The time was approaching 5 p.m. Sunday, May 24, 2020 when Memphis Police officers were sent from the Crump Station to the scene of a shooting in the 400 block of Cambridge Ave., just south of East McLemore Ave. They found a victim suffering from a gunshot wound. Memphis Fire Dept. paramedics took the victim to Regional One where the man was pronounced dead.

Officers learned that shots had been fired from two vehicles near the intersection of Cambridge and S. Wellington St. No other information was available. Police need help solving this homicide. Anyone with information is asked to contact CrimeStoppers, 528-CASH (2274).

Crime of the Week #16

May 22, 2020


On Sunday, May 24, 2015, Army Sergeant Calvin Wilhite Jr. and his fiancé were leaving Beale Street, walking down South Fourth Street. Just past the FedEx Forum Wilhite became involved in a verbal altercation with two males who pulled up next to them in a vehicle.

The couple attempted to avoid the confrontation and crossed the street. The driver of the vehicle, apparently apologizing, coaxed Wilhite back into the street when the passenger of the vehicle opened fire on him. The vehicle fled the scene southbound on S. Fourth St. across Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. Calvin Wilhite was transported to Regional One where he later succumbed to his injuries. The Shelby County Medical Examiner ruled the death a homicide.

The driver of the vehicle was described as a male, black, 22-25 years of age, light complexion, with hazel eyes, wearing a high fade with curls on top. The passenger was described as a male, black, medium to dark complexion, with a chubby face, 22-25 years of age and a fade hairstyle. The suspect’s vehicle was described as a green or gray four-door Chrysler Sebring.

This remains an ongoing investigation and carries a $20,000.00 extra reward, over and above a regular CrimeStoppers award, for information leading to the arrest of the suspects. Anyone with information is asked to contact CrimeStoppers, (901) 528-CASH (2274).

Sgt. Calvin Wilhite

Crime of the Week #15

May 15, 2020


A report of a shooting came to the Memphis Police Department’s Tillman station at just before 2 a.m. Thursday, May 14, 2020. Officers dispatched to the scene in the 500 block of Boston Street, near Southern Avenue, found Leroy Stuckey in the residence. He was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Paramedics from the Memphis Fire Department arrived and pronounced Stuckey dead at the scene. The initial investigation showed that the victim was asleep in his bed when shots were fired into the house.

The investigation is ongoing. Persons with information on this homicide are asked to contact CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274).