Crime of the Week #37

November 9, 2022


Armond Tatum sat in a chair outside his apartment at 1544 Merton Street in north Memphis in warm weather Tuesday afternoon, November 1, 2022. It was about 2:45 p.m. when an eastbound white Kia Soul came to a stop on nearby Peres Avenue.

Security video footage shows what happened next. A lone male dressed in black and wearing a hood exited the car’s front passenger seat, ran up to Tatum and shot him several times. The gunmen then ran back to the car which drove away on Peres. The victim, meanwhile, collapsed at his doorway.

Memphis Police got a shooting call at 2:52 p.m. and patrolmen soon arrived to find Tatum unresponsive. Memphis Fire Department paramedics also arrived and pronounced Tatum dead at 3:04 p.m.

Anyone who can identify the car used or has any information on the shooter or this murder case should contact CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274).

Suspect 1 exiting the vehicle

Suspect 1 returning to vehicle

Suspect 1 returning to vehicle