Crime of the Week #28

August 17, 2022


Memphis Police officers assigned to the Crump precinct were dispatched to check out a shooting report at 9:06 p.m. Saturday, August 13, 2022 in the 2800 block of Chelsea Avenue, an industrial strip. They arrived at the edge of the Berclair neighborhood of north Memphis to find a maroon 2014 Chevrolet Corvette had been knocked off the road after colliding with a train.

Inside the Corvette they found Marcus Allen, 33. He was in the driver’s seat. He had been shot several times. Memphis Fire Dept. paramedics pronounced Allen dead at the scene.

A witness who called police told officers the Corvette had been stopped by the northbound train and was waiting to cross the tracks when a white sedan — possibly a Chevrolet Covalt — pulled alongside the driver’s side. Occupants then opened fire on the victim. The suspects’ vehicle made a sudden U-turn and fled west on Chelsea.

Anyone with information on this murder should contact CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274).