Crime of the Week #14

April 30, 2021

HOMICIDE

A shooting report brought North Main station officers to Peabody Place at Main Street in downtown Memphis at 9:48 p.m. Saturday, April 17, 2021. There officers found Dylan Lovell, who was suffering from a gunshot wound. Lovell was transported to Regional One hospital where he later died.

Officers learned that Lovell was riding eastbound on Beale Street near Main in a 1987 red Chevrolet Monte Carlo in heavy traffic. A suspect wearing a white hoody, light blue slacks and face mask approached the passenger side of the vehicle on foot and yelled, “Drop it off.”

As the car tried to drive away around other cars, the suspect fired a gun into the car, hitting Lovell. The suspect fled the scene. The investigation continues. Detectives hope these photos will help someone recognize the shooter.

Contact CrimeStoppers by calling or texting 528-CASH (2274).

Crime of the Week #13

April 23, 2021

HOMICIDE

The report of a shooting sent Memphis Police officers from the Crump Station to 840 South Parkway East, in the Soulsville area, at 6:22 p.m. Saturday, April 11, 2021.

At the scene they found 15-year-old Jarvis Triplett in the street. Nearby was an All Terrain Vehicle. Jarvis had been shot several times and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers learned that he had been a passenger on the ATV, heading down Mississippi Blvd. and at S. Parkway E. the vehicle cut across a parking lot at the intersection. At that point occupants of a white sedan fired multiple shot at the ATV.

The white sedan fled westbound on the parkway. Authorities need helping identifying the sedan and its occupants. Anyone with information is asked to contact CrimeStoppers anonymously at 528-CASH (2274).

Crime of the Week #12

April 16, 2021

HOMICIDE

It was a year ago when Memphis Police officers from the Mt. Moriah station were dispatched to the scene of a reported body found in a car in the 1700 block of Titus Road near E. Mallory Avenue. The call came at 1:45 p.m. Monday, April 13, 2020.

Officers arrived to find Tony Wallace inside his blue Chevrolet Camaro. He was unresponsive and had a gunshot wound. Memphis Fire Department paramedics pronounced Wallace dead.

The scene revealed the victim had been shot in his car several days before he was found. This is an ongoing investigation.

This case has an extra award. Anyone with information that helps bring about an arrest in the case is eligible for a $2,500 cash award. Contact CrimeStoppers, 528-CASH (2274) anonymously with information on this murder.

Crime of the Week #11

April 9, 2021

HOMICIDE

A Cold Case
Vallen R. Conner was sitting in her parked vehicle and talking to a friend outside the friend’s house in the 2700 block of Fizer Road, just east of Lamar Avenue, on a warm Tuesday evening. It was 11 p.m., May 22, 2018.

The friend had noticed a light brown or tan SUV, possibly a Chevrolet Trailblazer, parked several houses away. The vehicle then left the curb and drove past Conner’s car. One or two people in the vehicle started firing shots. Vallen Conner was shot in the shoulder. Her friend was hit in the foot. Conner died from her gunshot injury at 11:15 p.m. The friend was transported to Regional One hospital where he was treated and released.

Investigators need help solving this homicide. Anyone with information — even the smallest detail — is asked to call or text CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274).

Crime of the Week #10

April 2, 2021

HOMICIDE

It was 4:14 a.m. Saturday, March 6, 2021 when a shooting call came into the Appling Farms station of the Memphis Police Department. Officers dispatched to 5280 Elmore Road at Raleigh LaGrange — the Best Deal Automotive Repair — found Gerald Stewart in the parking lot, suffering from several gunshot wounds.

Stewart was transported to Regional One hospital. He did not survive his injuries. Officers learned that he drove to the business after being notified by phone that the business alarm was sounding.

Shots were fired at the scene and Stewart was struck. The suspects then fled in a white mid-sized sedan. Anyone with information about this homicide should call or text CrimeStoppers, 528-CASH (2274).

Crime of the Week #9

March 5, 2021

Aggravated Assault

A young woman told police she was driving on I-240 near Poplar avenue in the early morning hours of July 7, 2020 when she heard shots and then realized she was injured. She drove herself to a nearby hospital where officers arrived from the Appling Farms precinct.

They found the woman had multiple gunshot wounds. The investigation is ongoing. An award of $10,000 is offered through CrimeStoppers. Anyone with information is asked to contact the organization at 528-CASH (2274).

Crime of the Week #8

March 5, 2021

HOMICIDE

It was just after noon on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 when Memphis Police officers responded to a call about a woman found dead in a residence.

Officers quickly arrived at the house in the 1700 block of Pendleton Street just off Lamar Avenue. Inside they found Lamonica Myers. She was dead.

The medical examiner later ruled Myers’ death a homicide.

The public’s help is needed to solve this case. Anyone with information about what happened to Lamonica Myers is asked to contact CrimeStoppers, 528-CASH (2274) by call or text.

Crime of the Week #7

February 26, 2021

HOMICIDE

Memphis Police dispatched officers from the Raines Station precinct to respond to a shooting call at 12:59 a.m. Sunday, February 7, 2021. They arrived at the scene at Horn Lake and Dixie Road in south Memphis to locate a victim inside a Ford Escape.

Sonia Starks was suffering multiple gunshot wounds. Memphis Fire Dept. paramedics pronounced her dead at the scene. A white sedan was seen leaving the area of the crime.

Investigators need the public’s help solving this murder. Anyone with information please contact CrimeStoppers, 528-CASH (2274) for a possible award.

Crime of the Week #6

February 12, 2021

HOMICIDE

A Cold Case
The call to Memphis Police at 2:30 p.m. September 24, 2011 said that a man was shot inside a house in the 5500 block of Forsyth Drive in southeast Memphis. Police arrived at the residence and found Dennis Gilliam lying in bed. He had been shot.

Gilliam was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators are seeking information that could lead to identifying and arresting those responsible. Anyone with information is asked to contact CrimeStoppers by calling or texting 528-CASH (2274).

Crime of the Week #5

February 5, 2021

HOMICIDE

Cedric Birdsong was leaving a convenience store about 6:20 p.m. Saturday, January 9, 2021 when he was approached by a man with a face covering. The man shot him at pointblank range.

Ridgeway Station officers responded to the crime at the Raines Mart, 5915 E. Raines Road near Hickory Hill Road in east Memphis and found Birdsong on the ground. He suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was unresponsive. Memphis Fire personnel arrived and pronounced him dead.

The suspect is described as a six-foot, 150 pounds male wearing dark clothing, white hat and face covering. He was last seen running south behind the business. Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to contact CrimeStoppers, 528-CASH (2274) for an award up to $1,000.