Crime of the Week #24

June 14, 2019


Memphis Police officers stationed at the Tillman precinct answered a shooting call at 10:37 p.m. Friday, June 7, 2019. They arrived in the parking lot of Greater Lewis Street Missionary Baptist Church, 152 E. Parkway North to find a male victim on the ground behind his vehicle.

Glenn Cofield had been shot and was pronounced dead on the scene by arriving Memphis Fire Dept. personnel. Officers learned that Cofield and his wife had just returned to their vehicle after attending a fundraiser nearby. Mrs. Cofield wife got into the driver’s seat of the vehicle, then heard an argument by the passenger side door. She then heard a shot and saw someone in a hoodie standing next to the vehicle. She next saw a vehicle quickly leaving the parking lot and driving eastbound on Poplar Avenue.

Authorities are asking that anyone with any information on this homicide contact CrimeStoppers. Call the tips line, 528-CASH (2274), or text or email securely and anonymously. For details on contacting CrimeStoppers: