Crime of the Week #27

September 4, 2020


Memphis Police officers were dispatched from the Airways Station to respond to the report of a shooting at 10:39 p.m. Thursday, August 27, 2020. They arrived in the 2700 block of Burns Avenue, just west of Lamar Avenue in South Memphis. They found Demarcus Drinkwater inside a silver Lexus ES 350, suffering from gunshot wounds.

Memphis Fire Department paramedics also arrived and pronounced Drinkwater dead at the scene. Officers determined that the victim was in his vehicle when shots were fired by one or more assailants. Anyone with information on this murder is asked to to contact CrimeStoppers, 528-CASH (2274). Cash awards are available.

Crime of the Week #26

August 28, 2020


It was 1:47 a.m. when Memphis Police Officers were called to a shooting in the 3200 block of Morning View Drive, just west of Tchulahoma Road in the Parkway Village area. At the scene the officers found two young men who were suffering from gunshot wounds.

Tavarious Jones, 20, and Ladarious Scott, 23, were transported to Regional One Medical Center by paramedics. Scott was treated and released but Jones died. Investigators need the public’s help to solve this double-shooting and homicide. Anyone with information is asked to contact CrimeStoppers, 528-CASH (2274).

Crime of the Week #25

August 21, 2020


A shooting report was logged at 6:21 p.m. Friday, August 14, 2020 at the Memphis Police Department’s Ridgeway station. Officers were dispatched to 4334 Falcon Drive in the Westwood neighborhood of south Memphis. At the scene officers found two victims of gunshot wounds in a 2006 Mercedes.

One victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The second was transported to Regional One Hospital where he later died. Officers determined that Quinterius Simmons and Darrin Wilson were sitting in the car when shots were fired. Two suspects were seen running from the area.

Anyone with information on this double homicide is urged to contact CrimeStoppers by call or text, 528-CASH (2274).

Crime of the Week #24

August 7, 2020


A Cold Case
It was 2:40 in the morning Sunday, October 7, 2018 when Memphis Police responded to a shooting in the parking lot of the Woodlake Apartments complex at Tchulahoma and Winchester. The exact address was 3304 S. Woodlake Circle.

On arrival the officers located a black sedan in the lot and then found Marie Barton, 33, who had been shot. She died at the scene. The information collected indicated there had been an attempted robbery or car jacking, resulting in Barton’s death.

The MPD Cold Case Team is asking the public for any information that may help solve this murder. Even a small detail could prove pivotal. Contact CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274).

Crime of the Week #23

July 31, 2020


A Cold Case
Memphis Police officers responded to a shooting report at 12:10 a.m. Thursday, August 3, 2017. They arrived at the location on Park Avenue between Echols and Goodman streets in east Memphis.

At the scene officers found a 2006 Kia SUV, which had struck a utility pole, as well as a male shooting victim lying in the street nearby and a second victim in the vehicle’s driver’s seat. The driver, Tadarius L. Tate and nicknamed “T.T.” died at the scene. He was 19 years old. The second victim survived.

Investigators need information to help solve this drive-by shooting that resulted in a homicide. Any information might help. Contact CrimeStoppers, 528-CASH (2274)

Crime of the Week #22

July 24, 2020


A Cold Case
Memphis Police officers responded to reports of a shooting at 65 East Yates Road South, just south of Walnut Grove Road in east Memphis. It was just after midnight on Thursday, July 26, 2012 — eight years ago.

The arriving policemen found two bodies inside the residence. Both victims, later identified as Anthony Conte, 26, and Robert Schmidt, 30, had died of multiple gunshot wounds. Evidence found in the house indicated the two were killed during a robbery. Witnesses described hearing a vehicle speed away shortly after hearing shots fired.

MPD Cold Case investigators are asking any witness to the incident to call the Cold Case Hotline, (901) 636-2653, and leave a message for a call back, or CrimeStoppers, (901) 527-CASH (2274). Any information could be critical to solving this double murder. The City of Memphis and CrimeStoppers are offering $12,000 for information leading to the identity and arrest of those responsible.

Crime of the Week #21

July 17, 2020


A hit and run accident was reported to Memphis Police at 9:54 p.m. Monday, June 10, 2019. Responding officers rushed to 774 Hollywood Street, just south of Jackson Avenue, to find a victim had been attempting to cross Hollywood when she was struck by a vehicle.

The woman was taken to Regional One medical center where she later died of her injuries. A witness told officers a white Dodge Challenger was responsible. The car left the scene and continued northbound on Hollywood.

This investigation remains open and police seek the public’s help in solving this crime. Contact CrimeStoppers, 528-CASH (2274).

Crime of the Week #20

July 3, 2020


A 2:44 a.m. report of a shooting sent officers from the Raines Station to the 5000 block of Horn Lake Road Friday, June 26, 2020. When they arrived in the Westwood neighborhood of south Memphis the officers found Tanesha McFadgon sitting in a gray Honda Civic and unresponsive.

Memphis Fire Department paramedics arrived and pronounced McFadgon dead. Officers ascertained that the victim had visited the Mini Mart a block away. She was returning home when she was shot. No other details were available.

Anyone who witnessed this homicide or has information related to the crime is asked to contact CrimeStoppers, 528-CASH (2274).

Crime of the Week #19

June 26, 2020


The Memphis Police Department received a call at 11:30 p.m. Friday, June 5, 2020 of a shooting in the 3300 block of Covington Pike, north of Stage Road. Officers from the Austin Peay precinct were dispatched. At the scene they found gunshot victims, including one who died.

Edward Fouse was pronounced dead by Memphis Fire Department personnel at the scene. Officers learned that Fouse and several other people were standing under a carport when suspects nearby opened fire, striking Fouse and other victims with bullets.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information that could help solve this homicide is asked to contact CrimeStoppers, 528-CASH (2274).

Crime of the Week #18

June 5, 2020


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.