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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Crime of the Week #1

January 4, 2019 HOMICIDE Memphis Police officers from the Crump Blvd. station were sent to investigate a shooting call in the 1100 block of Rozelle Street, near Southern Avenue, at 4:30 a.m. Saturday, December 15, 2018. Arriving officers found a male on the ground and suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.…

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Crime of the Week #47

December 28, 2018 HOMICIDE A report of a car accident brought Memphis Police officers from the Old Allen Station to the intersection of Aden Street and Willow Wood Avenue, near Frayser Boulevard. The caller said a car had struck a tree but the caller was unsure how long ago it…

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Crime of the Week #46

December 21, 2018 HOMICIDE At 9 p.m. on Friday, December 14, 2018 Memphis Police officers of the Tillman Station were dispatched to the intersection of Omar Robinson St. and Heard Ave. near Hollywood on a “shots fired” call. At the scene officers found a victim lying in the street and…

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Crime of the Week #45

December 14, 2018 HOMICIDE At 6 p.m. Thursday, December 6, 2018, friends of James Milliken, 68, went to check on him at his home in the 2700 block of Rangeline Road. There they found Milliken lying on the floor and unconscious or dead. Memphis Police officers and Memphis Fire personnel…

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