Crime of the Week #29

September 10, 2021


The call about a shooting was answered at 11:30 a.m. Monday, August 30, 2021 by a dispatcher at the Memphis Police Department’s Airways station. When officers arrived in the 500 block of E. Franks Avenue in south Memphis they found José Samuel Yanes-Guerra on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound.

The 18-year-old was transported to Regional One Hospital. He died a day later. Officers learned that the teenager had been working on the roof of his family’s home that morning. He had gone to his own vehicle when a suspect wearing a ski mask approached and shot him.

Investigators need help with this ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is urged to call CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274).