Crime of the Week #8

March 27, 2020

HOMICIDE

Reports of a shooting brought Memphis Police officers to the 200 block of North Manassas Street, near Poplar Avenue, Saturday, March 21, 2020. On arrival officers found Martavius Taylor inside a vehicle. He was unresponsive and suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

The victim was transported to Regional One Hospital by Memphis Fire Department personnel. The next day, Taylor died of his injuries.

Anyone with information that might help investigators solve this crime is asked to contact CrimeStoppers at (901) 528-CASH (2274).

Crime of the Week #7

March 6, 2020

HOMICIDE

A report of gunshots brought Memphis Police officers from the Raines Station to the area of Shelby Drive and Auburn Road at 2:30 a.m. Thursday, February 20, 2020. On the way to the scene police also received a call about a vehicle striking utility poles in the same vicinity.

On arrival the officers found a heavily-damaged gray Infinity G-35. Inside the car was Taquonn Bates. He was unresponsive and suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Memphis Fire Department personnel arrived and a paramedic pronounced the victim dead at the scene. The investigation continues. Anyone with information is asked to contact CrimeStoppers, calling or texting 528-CASH (2274).

Crime of the Week #6

February 28, 2020

HOMICIDE

Memphis Police Department dispatched officers from the Appling Farms precinct to the 300 block of South Birkshire Cove, off Raleigh-LaGrange Road in Cordova. On arrival they located a gunshot victim inside a house. Korey Dupree was pronounced dead at the scene by Memphis Fire Department paramedics.

Police have little information at this stage and need help solving this homicide. Anyone with information is asked to contact CrimeStoppers anonymously, by calling or texting (901) 528-CASH (2274).

Crime of the Week #5

February 21, 2020

HOMICIDE

Memphis Police officers from the Old Allen Station were asked to meet Memphis Fire Department personnel at the scene of a shooting near the intersection of Overton Crossing and Durham Drive in north Memphis just after 11 p.m. on Thursday, January 30, 2020. There officers found a victim suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to Regional One hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police developed a description of a person of interest in the case. The man is described as black, five feet 10 inches tall, 140 to 160 pounds. He appeared to have a mustache and was wearing bleached blue jeans with tears on the front and back, black shoes, a red hooded jacket and possibly a Memphis Grizzlies hat.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact CrimeStoppers, 528-CASH (2274).

Crime of the Week #4

February 7, 2020

HOMICIDE

Memphis Police officers from the Tillman Street station answered a call about a shooting at Mt. Olive Road and Pope Street, not far from Douglas High School. Officers arrived to find three gunshot victims. The three were transported to Regional One Hospital. One, Charles Preyer, was pronounced dead on arrival.

Officers learned that the three men were walking near the intersection when gunshots rang and all three were struck by bullets. Police are asking for the public’s help in this ongoing homicide and aggravated assault investigation. Citizens are asked to call or text CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274). Calls are anonymous. A tip also can be sent by secure email at crimestopmem.org/tips.

Crime of the Week #3

January 31, 2020

HOMICIDE

Reports of a shooting brought Memphis Police officers from the Appling Farms Station to the 6200 block of Coteswood Road near Leichester Lane. When they arrived the policemen found Thomas Washington inside a silver Honda Accord. He had been shot and soon was pronounced dead by Memphis Fire Department paramedics.

Police learned that the victim was stopped on Coteswood when a blue sedan drove up. A male hopped out of the car and began shooting, then got back into the car, which fled the scene. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to contact CrimeStoppers by calling or texting (901) 528-CASH (2274), or by sending a secure email message here: crimestopmem.org/tips

Crime of the Week #2

January 17, 2020

HOMICIDE

When Memphis Police officers of the Ridgeway Station responded to a call about a shooting they found a gunshot victim lying in the grass along Pecan Lake Drive in The Woods at Ridgeway Apartments complex in Hickory Ridge. The man was identified as George Bee and was transported to Regional One Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Officers learned that a male wearing a black hoodie had been seen chasing the victim. After canvasing the area they discovered a second victim sitting in a green vehicle in the nearby Legacy Apartments complex on Whispering Pines. Allen Watkins was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators seek help in solving these two homicides. Contact CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274) by calling or texting, or send a secure email at crimestopmem.org/tips.

Crime of the Week #1

January 10, 2020

HOMICIDE

Memphis Police got a “man down” call at 10:40 a.m. on December 31, 2019 — New Year’s Eve — and sent officers to the vicinity of Cherrydale Road and Broadmore Street, south of Audubon Park. There officers located a man suffering from gunshot wounds in the driver’s seat of a 2008 Mercury Milan. Dallas Brown was pronounced dead on the scene by Memphis Fire Department paramedics.

Investigators need help solving this homicide. Anyone who saw something — or heard something — concerning this crime should contact CrimeStoppers by calling or texting (901) 528-CASH (2274), or by sending a secure email at crimestopmem.org/tips.

Crime of the Week #45

December 20, 2019

HOMICIDE

A report of a shooting brought Memphis Police officers from the Ridgeway Station to the 2800 block of Arbor Valley Lane in the southeast part of the city at 4 in the morning on Thursday, December 12, 2019. The officers found Antonio Tucker, 26, inside his home. He was unresponsive and suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Tucker was pronounced dead at the scene. Police need help solving this murder. Anyone with information is asked to contact CrimeStoppers, 528-CASH (2274,) by calling or texting. Or, an anonymous tip can be placed to CrimeStoppers at crimestopmem.org/tips.

Crime of the Week #44

December 13, 2019

HOMICIDE

A report of a shooting brought officers from the North Main Street Station to the 800 block of Looney Street, just north of the Uptown neighborhood, about 11 p.m. Friday, December 6, 2019. When they arrived, the officers located shooting victim Demonte Johnson, 13. He was unresponsive and suffering from a gunshot wound.

The juvenile was transported by Memphis Fire Department ambulance personnel to Regional One Hospital where he later died of his injuries. This is an ongoing homicide investigation. The public is asked to help by contacting CrimeStoppers, 528-CASH (2274,) with any information. Even the smallest detail can help.