Crime of the Week #16

April 20, 2018

HOMICIDE

Memphis Police received a report of a shooting in the New Horizon Apartments at 1820 Baroness Drive near I-55 and Winchester Road at 3:56 p.m. Sunday, April 15, 2018. Officers arrived to find a male gunshot victim. Alvin Powell, 41, was seated inside a vehicle in the parking lot of the apartment complex.

Powell was pronounced dead at the scene. Witnesses described a suspect as a male in a black hoodie who fled the scene on foot. Police need the public’s help in identifying the perpetrator of this murder. Anyone with information is asked to call 528-CASH (2274).

Crime of the Week #15

April 6, 2018

HOMICIDE

Memphis Police dispatched officers to 784 Lane Avenue in the Uptown neighborhood of downtown after receiving a call at 7:40 p.m. on Monday, March 26 about a shooting. Officers arrived at Lane Grocery to find a female victim suffering from gunshot wounds.

Kirara Holmes was transported to Regional One where she died. This is an ongoing investigation and police could use help identifying and arresting the shooter or shooters. Information can be given to CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274).