Crime of the Week #31

October 16, 2020

HOMICIDE

It was 4:45 in the afternoon, Wednesday October 7, 2020, when officers assigned to the Memphis Police Department’s Crump station responded to reports of a shooting in the 200 block of Adolphus just east of Third Street in South Memphis.

At the scene the officers found a shooting victim, Keshundra Fleming, had been transported by private vehicle to the Memphis Fire station on South Third Street nearby. There the victim died of her injuries and was pronounced dead.

Police learned that the victim was standing with several other people on Adolphus when a male suspect drove up in a red vehicle with a white hood and opened fire, striking Fleming.

One or more people may know something about this homicide. Any detail can help solve the case. Contact CrimeStoppers — call or text — at 528-CASH (2274).

Crime of the Week #30

October 9, 2020

HOMICIDE

A caller to 911 operators reported a woman lying on a city street at 3 a.m. October 1, 2020. The call quickly was referred to the Memphis Police Department’s Mt. Moriah station. Police responded to 3896 Lamar Avenue, outside a motel property near New Getwell Road.

Arriving officers found a woman later identified as Tammy Hawthorne in the roadway and suffering from injuries. She was unresponsive. Memphis Fire Department paramedics who also arrived pronounced her dead on the scene.

The victim had been shot. After she was shot Hawthorne ran across Lamar screaming for help and then collapsed. A suspect was seen in a small silver four-door sedan.

Anyone with information on this murder — even the smallest detail — is asked to contact CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274).

Crime of the Week #29

September 25, 2020

HOMICIDE

A report of shots fired at 6:52 a.m. Monday, September 21, 2020 brought Memphis Police officers from the Airways station to the 1700 block of Preston Street in south Memphis.

When they arrived, the officers found a man slumped down in a chair on the front porch of a house. Herman Wright had been shot more than once and was unresponsive. Memphis Fire Department paramedics arrived and pronounced Wright dead on the scene.

No other details were immediately available about the shooting and investigators need the public’s help to solve this homicide. Anyone with information is asked to contact CrimeStoppers, 528-CASH (2274).

Crime of the Week #28

September 11, 2020

HOMICIDE

Reports of a shooting brought Raines station Memphis Police officers to a Marathon station at 3885 Elvis Presley Boulevard in Whitehaven at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, September 3, 2020. The officers found Demetrius Robinson when they arrived. He was suffering from a gunshot wound. Robinson was rushed to Regional One Medical Center in critical condition. He later died.

Police have determined that the victim had been talking with subjects in a black vehicle at the gas station when Robinson began struggling with one of the vehicle’s occupants. Someone fired a gun from the vehicle as it drove away, heading south on Elvis Presley.

Law enforcement is asking the public’s help in solving this homicide. Anyone with information is asked to contact CrimeStoppers, 528-CASH (2274).

Crime of the Week #27

September 4, 2020

HOMICIDE

Memphis Police officers were dispatched from the Airways Station to respond to the report of a shooting at 10:39 p.m. Thursday, August 27, 2020. They arrived in the 2700 block of Burns Avenue, just west of Lamar Avenue in South Memphis. They found Demarcus Drinkwater inside a silver Lexus ES 350, suffering from gunshot wounds.

Memphis Fire Department paramedics also arrived and pronounced Drinkwater dead at the scene. Officers determined that the victim was in his vehicle when shots were fired by one or more assailants. Anyone with information on this murder is asked to to contact CrimeStoppers, 528-CASH (2274). Cash awards are available.

Crime of the Week #26

August 28, 2020

HOMICIDE

It was 1:47 a.m. when Memphis Police Officers were called to a shooting in the 3200 block of Morning View Drive, just west of Tchulahoma Road in the Parkway Village area. At the scene the officers found two young men who were suffering from gunshot wounds.

Tavarious Jones, 20, and Ladarious Scott, 23, were transported to Regional One Medical Center by paramedics. Scott was treated and released but Jones died. Investigators need the public’s help to solve this double-shooting and homicide. Anyone with information is asked to contact CrimeStoppers, 528-CASH (2274).

Crime of the Week #25

August 21, 2020

HOMICIDE

A shooting report was logged at 6:21 p.m. Friday, August 14, 2020 at the Memphis Police Department’s Ridgeway station. Officers were dispatched to 4334 Falcon Drive in the Westwood neighborhood of south Memphis. At the scene officers found two victims of gunshot wounds in a 2006 Mercedes.

One victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The second was transported to Regional One Hospital where he later died. Officers determined that Quinterius Simmons and Darrin Wilson were sitting in the car when shots were fired. Two suspects were seen running from the area.

Anyone with information on this double homicide is urged to contact CrimeStoppers by call or text, 528-CASH (2274).

Crime of the Week #24

August 7, 2020

HOMICIDE

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

HOMICIDE

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

HOMICIDE

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.