April 9, 2021
A Cold Case
Vallen R. Conner was sitting in her parked vehicle and talking to a friend outside the friend’s house in the 2700 block of Fizer Road, just east of Lamar Avenue, on a warm Tuesday evening. It was 11 p.m., May 22, 2018.
The friend had noticed a light brown or tan SUV, possibly a Chevrolet Trailblazer, parked several houses away. The vehicle then left the curb and drove past Conner’s car. One or two people in the vehicle started firing shots. Vallen Conner was shot in the shoulder. Her friend was hit in the foot. Conner died from her gunshot injury at 11:15 p.m. The friend was transported to Regional One hospital where he was treated and released.
Investigators need help solving this homicide. Anyone with information — even the smallest detail — is asked to call or text CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274).
April 2, 2021
It was 4:14 a.m. Saturday, March 6, 2021 when a shooting call came into the Appling Farms station of the Memphis Police Department. Officers dispatched to 5280 Elmore Road at Raleigh LaGrange — the Best Deal Automotive Repair — found Gerald Stewart in the parking lot, suffering from several gunshot wounds.
Stewart was transported to Regional One hospital. He did not survive his injuries. Officers learned that he drove to the business after being notified by phone that the business alarm was sounding.
Shots were fired at the scene and Stewart was struck. The suspects then fled in a white mid-sized sedan. Anyone with information about this homicide should call or text CrimeStoppers, 528-CASH (2274).
March 5, 2021
A young woman told police she was driving on I-240 near Poplar avenue in the early morning hours of July 7, 2020 when she heard shots and then realized she was injured. She drove herself to a nearby hospital where officers arrived from the Appling Farms precinct.
They found the woman had multiple gunshot wounds. The investigation is ongoing. An award of $10,000 is offered through CrimeStoppers. Anyone with information is asked to contact the organization at 528-CASH (2274).
March 5, 2021
It was just after noon on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 when Memphis Police officers responded to a call about a woman found dead in a residence.
Officers quickly arrived at the house in the 1700 block of Pendleton Street just off Lamar Avenue. Inside they found Lamonica Myers. She was dead.
The medical examiner later ruled Myers’ death a homicide.
The public’s help is needed to solve this case. Anyone with information about what happened to Lamonica Myers is asked to contact CrimeStoppers, 528-CASH (2274) by call or text.
February 26, 2021
Memphis Police dispatched officers from the Raines Station precinct to respond to a shooting call at 12:59 a.m. Sunday, February 7, 2021. They arrived at the scene at Horn Lake and Dixie Road in south Memphis to locate a victim inside a Ford Escape.
Sonia Starks was suffering multiple gunshot wounds. Memphis Fire Dept. paramedics pronounced her dead at the scene. A white sedan was seen leaving the area of the crime.
Investigators need the public’s help solving this murder. Anyone with information please contact CrimeStoppers, 528-CASH (2274) for a possible award.
February 12, 2021
A Cold Case
The call to Memphis Police at 2:30 p.m. September 24, 2011 said that a man was shot inside a house in the 5500 block of Forsyth Drive in southeast Memphis. Police arrived at the residence and found Dennis Gilliam lying in bed. He had been shot.
Gilliam was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators are seeking information that could lead to identifying and arresting those responsible. Anyone with information is asked to contact CrimeStoppers by calling or texting 528-CASH (2274).
February 5, 2021
Cedric Birdsong was leaving a convenience store about 6:20 p.m. Saturday, January 9, 2021 when he was approached by a man with a face covering. The man shot him at pointblank range.
Ridgeway Station officers responded to the crime at the Raines Mart, 5915 E. Raines Road near Hickory Hill Road in east Memphis and found Birdsong on the ground. He suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was unresponsive. Memphis Fire personnel arrived and pronounced him dead.
The suspect is described as a six-foot, 150 pounds male wearing dark clothing, white hat and face covering. He was last seen running south behind the business. Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to contact CrimeStoppers, 528-CASH (2274) for an award up to $1,000.
January 29, 2021
A Cold Case
Reports of a shooting sent Memphis Police officers to the 6800 block of Kirby Mills Cove at 8:10 p.m. Friday, January 20, 2020. At the scene they found two children suffering from gunshot wounds.
The two were LeQuan Boyd, 16, and Ashlynn Luckett, just six years old. They were transported to local hospitals. Both died the next day.
The investigation at the scene revealed that suspects occupied a dark-colored SUV from which they fired numerous shots into the residence. Anyone with information is asked to call or text CrimeStoppers, 528-CASH (2274). An award up to $1,000 is available. An additional award up to $25,000 is available from the FBI.
January 15, 2021
Reports of a shooting brought Austin Peay station officers of the Memphis Police Dept to the 3300 block of Cypress Road, just south of James Road in north Memphis, about 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 8, 2021. On arrival they found an unresponsive Terita J. Smith.
Smith was suffering from a gunshot wound and sitting in the driver’s seat of a black 2019 Chrysler 300. Memphis Fire Dept. paramedics arrived and pronounced the victim dead.
Detectives need help solving this murder. Anyone with information should contact CrimeStoppers, by phone or text, 528-CASH (2274).
January 8, 2021
It was 8 a.m. on Monday, January 2, 2021 when Memphis Police officers from the North Main Street station were dispatched to the 800 block of E.H. Crump Blvd., just south of downtown, in response to an accident report.
On Crump the officers discovered an unresponsive victim inside a wrecked GMC Terrain. The man was pronounced dead by Memphis Fire Dept. paramedics at the scene.
Special Traffic Unit investigators arrived. Their efforts soon revealed that the victim, Jabouri Williams, had been shot multiple times. MPD homicide detectives were then brought to the crime scene. No other information was available about what happened to Williams. Anyone with any information is asked to contact CrimeStoppers, 528-CASH (2274) to help solve this murder.