Crime of the Week #11

March 14, 2019 HOMICIDE A report of a shooting at 9:50 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2019 brought officers from the Memphis Police Department’s Ridgeway precinct to 4228 Eastwind Drive, the parking lot of T&A Market, near the Peppertree Apartments in Whitehaven. At the scene the officers found Phil Patton on…

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Crime of the Week #10

March 8, 2019 HOMICIDE Memphis Police officers from the Crump Avenue precinct responded to reports of a shooting in the 800 block of Springdale Run just north of Jackson Avenue at 12:40 a.m. on Wednesday, February 27. On arrival the officers found a male victim on the ground suffering from…

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Crime of the Week #9

March 1, 2019 HOMICIDE Memphis Police officers from the North Main station were dispatched to the intersection of Alabama Avenue and Danny Thomas Blvd., just north of downtown, to check out a report of a shooting at 7:49 p.m. Wednesday, February 27, 2019. Officers arrived to find two gunshot victims…

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Crime of the Week #8

February 22, 2019 TRAFFIC FATALITY Officers with the Memphis Police Department’s Special Traffic Investigation Squad responded to a hit-and-run pedestrian fatality at 11:34 a.m. on August 29, 2018. The accident occurred near the intersection of Lamar and American Way, in front of a Loves Truck Stop facility. A red tractor…

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Crime of the Week #7

February 15, 2019 HOMICIDE Officers from the Raines Precinct were flagged down by a pedestrian at 12:34 a.m. Sunday, February 10, 2019 near E. Brooks and Millbranch roads, south of I-240, south leg. The officers quickly discovered Cameo Covington, sitting in the driver’s seat of a vehicle and unresponsive. He…

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Crime of the Week #6

February 8, 2019 HOMICIDE Reports of gunshots about 11 p.m. Saturday, February 2, 2019 brought Memphis Police officers from the Raines Precinct to the 4200 block of Graceland Drive, in the Peppertree Apartments, across from Raines-Finley Park and south of E. Raines Road in Whitehaven. When they arrived officers found…

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Crime of the Week #5

February 1, 2019 HOMICIDE It was just after 11 p.m. Sunday, January 13, 2019 when Memphis Police officers from the Ridgeway Precinct station answered a call about a shooting in the 5900 block of Hickory Leaf Cove, just north of East Shelby Drive in East Memphis. At the scene officers…

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Crime of the Week #4

January 25, 2019 TRAFFIC FATALITY Shelia McGruder was driving her Ford Explorer southbound on Austin Peay Highway near Joslyn Drive at 4:15 a.m. on August 31, 2018 when another vehicle struck her from behind and caused her SUV to flip, trapping her inside. The second vehicle — described as a…

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Crime of the Week #3

January 18, 2019 HOMICIDE Memphis Police officers from the Mt. Moriah Station were dispatched to 3875 American Way — the Fairview Inn and Suites, just south of I-240 — to check a call about a shooting and a person down. On arrival officers found a man lying on the ground…

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Crime of the Week #2

January 11, 2019 HOMICIDE It was nearly midnight on Tuesday, January 8, 2018 when two men in a red SUV dropped Derrico Houston at the emergency room door at St. Francis Hospital, 5959 Park Avenue in East Memphis. Houston was pronounced dead from a gunshot wound in the emergency room.…

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