CrimeStoppers posts $10,000 in murder of Frayser merchant

MEMPHIS, TN – CrimeStoppers announced it has up to $10,000 to pay to any citizen who anonymously contacts CrimeStoppers with information that will help identify one or more suspects in the April 19, 2024 shooting of Khaled Eleiwa.

Friends of the owner of Beauty Royal in the 3400 block of North Watkins Street have provided $6,000 for the award. The funds, when combined with the $4,000 normally paid by CrimeStoppers in homicide cases, brings the total to $10,000 for information leading to a charge or arrest in the case.

It was only 20 minutes before noon when Eleiwa was shot outside his beauty supply store. Three suspects in a maroon 2011 Toyota Sequoia with temporary Tennessee tags drove up. The men got out of the vehicle, which had been stolen, and began firing. Eleiwa was dead by the time police and paramedics arrived.

The suspects were dressed in black clothing, wore gloves and had head coverings or masks on.

“In a case like this, with video footage available, someone recognizes a suspect or knows what happened and who are the likely shooters,” said David Wayne Brown, executive director of CrimeStoppers. “We urge anyone who knows something about this killing of a man who was well-liked in the community to call 528-CASH (2274).”