Crime of the Week #18

June 5, 2020

HOMICIDE

It was one year ago — Friday, June 7, 2019 — when Memphis Police officers from the Tillman Station responded to a shooting at 152 E. Parkway North, the parking lot of Greater Lewis Street Missionary Baptist Church, in Midtown. There officers found Glenn Cofield lying behind his vehicle. He was pronounced dead on the scene by paramedics.

Cofield and his wife had just returned to their vehicle after attending a fundraising event at a nearby home. Suspects left the parking lot via Poplar Avenue. Homicide investigators need help solving this murder. Anyone with information is asked to contact CrimeStoppers, 528-CASH (2274). The case has a bonus award available for a total of $26,000 for information leading to the identification and arrest of those responsible.

Crime of the Week #17

May 29, 2020

HOMICIDE

The time was approaching 5 p.m. Sunday, May 24, 2020 when Memphis Police officers were sent from the Crump Station to the scene of a shooting in the 400 block of Cambridge Ave., just south of East McLemore Ave. They found a victim suffering from a gunshot wound. Memphis Fire Dept. paramedics took the victim to Regional One where the man was pronounced dead.

Officers learned that shots had been fired from two vehicles near the intersection of Cambridge and S. Wellington St. No other information was available. Police need help solving this homicide. Anyone with information is asked to contact CrimeStoppers, 528-CASH (2274).

Crime of the Week #16

May 22, 2020

HOMICIDE

On Sunday, May 24, 2015, Army Sergeant Calvin Wilhite Jr. and his fiancé were leaving Beale Street, walking down South Fourth Street. Just past the FedEx Forum Wilhite became involved in a verbal altercation with two males who pulled up next to them in a vehicle.

The couple attempted to avoid the confrontation and crossed the street. The driver of the vehicle, apparently apologizing, coaxed Wilhite back into the street when the passenger of the vehicle opened fire on him. The vehicle fled the scene southbound on S. Fourth St. across Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. Calvin Wilhite was transported to Regional One where he later succumbed to his injuries. The Shelby County Medical Examiner ruled the death a homicide.

The driver of the vehicle was described as a male, black, 22-25 years of age, light complexion, with hazel eyes, wearing a high fade with curls on top. The passenger was described as a male, black, medium to dark complexion, with a chubby face, 22-25 years of age and a fade hairstyle. The suspect’s vehicle was described as a green or gray four-door Chrysler Sebring.

This remains an ongoing investigation and carries a $20,000.00 extra reward, over and above a regular CrimeStoppers award, for information leading to the arrest of the suspects. Anyone with information is asked to contact CrimeStoppers, (901) 528-CASH (2274).

Sgt. Calvin Wilhite

Crime of the Week #15

May 15, 2020

HOMICIDE

A report of a shooting came to the Memphis Police Department’s Tillman station at just before 2 a.m. Thursday, May 14, 2020. Officers dispatched to the scene in the 500 block of Boston Street, near Southern Avenue, found Leroy Stuckey in the residence. He was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Paramedics from the Memphis Fire Department arrived and pronounced Stuckey dead at the scene. The initial investigation showed that the victim was asleep in his bed when shots were fired into the house.

The investigation is ongoing. Persons with information on this homicide are asked to contact CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274).

Crime of the Week #14

May 8, 2020

HOMICIDE

Memphis Police officers were dispatched by the Mt. Moriah station to the 4000 block of Barron Avenue in southeast Memphis to check reports of a shooting. It was 11 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, 2020.

On arrival the officers found two male gunshot victims inside a car. The two men were pronounced dead at the scene by Memphis Fire Department paramedics. A third shooting victim was found at a nearby hospital. He survived his wounds.

Officers learned that all the men were in a car together when unknown suspects fired shots into the car. The shooter or shooters fled in what was described as a small four-door sedan, possibly a Nissan Sentra.

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

Crime of the Week #13

May 1, 2020

HOMICIDE

Memphis Police received a call about an apparent dead person at the Mount Moriah station about 1:45 p.m. Monday, April 13, 2020. Officers were dispatched to the 1700 block of Titus Street near E. Mallory Avenue in East Memphis.

The officers found an apparent gunshot victim inside a blue Chevy Camaro. Tony Wallace was pronounced dead on the scene by arriving Fire Department paramedics. The victim’s body apparently had been in the car for many hours before being discovered.

Anyone with information on this homicide is asked to contact CrimeStoppers, 528-CASH (2274) by calling, texting or sending a secure email at crimestopmem.org/tips.

Crime of the Week #12

April 24, 2020

HOMICIDE

It was 10:15 a.m. Saturday, April 18, 2020 when the Memphis Police Department sent officers from the Ridgeway station in response to a shooting report. Officers arrived in the 3400 block of Sealy Avenue to find a gunshot victim. Kahlil Woods was unresponsive and pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

Officers determined the victim was with a group of males at the corner of Chevron and Sealy just before he was shot. Police need more information. Anyone who knows something about this homicide is asked to contact CrimeStoppers by calling or texting 528-CASH (2274).

Crime of the Week #11

April 17, 2020

HOMICIDE

Memphis Police Officers working out of the Old Allen Precinct responded to a shooting in the 800 block of Par Avenue, near Westside Park in North Memphis Saturday, April 11, 2020.

The officers soon found a young juvenile.

Aison Golden, 7, was unresponsive. Memphis Fire paramedics arrived and pronounced the boy dead at the scene.

Authorities need help solving this homicide. Anyone with information about Aison Golden or the shooting itself is asked to contact CrimeStoppers — by text or call — 528-CASH (2274). All tips are anonymous.

Crime of the Week #10

April 10, 2020

HOMICIDE

The report of a shooting brought Memphis Police officers from the Tillman Street station to the 500 block of Haynes Street, just west of the Memphis Country Club at 8 p.m. Monday, April 6, 2020. Officers arrived to find three victims of gunshot wounds.

Eric Dean was pronounced dead at the scene. The others were transported to the hospital where victim Eric Small died. The third victim remains in the hospital.

Details from the scene revealed that the three victims were riding in a Chevy pickup truck when they encountered a white vehicle. When it got closer occupants in that vehicle began firing weapons into the truck.

Investigators need help solving this double homicide. Anyone with information is asked to contact CrimeStoppers, 528-CASH (2274).

Crime of the Week #9

April 3, 2020

HOMICIDE

Memphis Police officers stationed at Old Allen precinct responded to a shooting report at a Shell service station at 2711 Range Line Road in north Memphis at 11:30 p.m. March 30, 2020. When they arrived at the scene the officers found a gunshot victim. Ernest Powell was pronounced dead on the scene by Memphis Fire Dept. personnel.

The victim had been riding in a dark-colored Infinity M35X, going south on Range Line, when the vehicle was struck by gunfire and came to a stop. Detectives need help on this ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact CrimeStoppers — by calling or texting 528-CASH (2274).