Crime of the Week #39

November 22, 2022


A Cold Case
It was 8 at night three years ago — Friday, November 22, 2019 — when Memphis Police officers assigned to the North Main Street station responded to a call about a shooting in the Medical District. They arrived at the scene near the intersection of Poplar Avenue and Dunlap Street and learned a female gunshot victim had driven herself to the Le Bonheur Hospital emergency room.

The woman was stabilized and transferred to Regional One Hospital in critical condition. Police learned that she was walking to her parked car after work at a nearby medical facility when she was approached by two men on foot. The men attempted to take her car by force and shot her in the process.

The assailants fled northbound on Dunlap, then westbound on Mosby and northbound on Leath Street to Peach Avenue before disappearing. The men are described this way:

Suspect #1: A male black, five foot six to five foot eight, light complexion with freckles and wearing a dark hooded jacket, dark shoes. He was armed with a silver handgun.

Suspect #2: A male black, five foot eight to five foot ten, wearing a dark hooded jacket, light-colored pants and shoes.

Anyone with information on this crime should contact CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274). A cash award is available to anyone who reveals information leading to one or more arrests.