CrimeStoppers offers $10,000 in S. Main shooting of young woman

MEMPHIS, TN – CrimeStoppers today 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 August 27, 2023 shooting of Charlisa Reed in downtown Memphis.

Reed, 22, had gone to a restaurant with a friend early that morning after work. They left the restaurant just before 3 a.m. and got into Reed’s car which was parked on a busy South Main near Pontotoc Street. Just then a light-gray Dodge Charger with tinted windows turned onto Main and shots were fired from a passenger window.

Reed later died of her injuries. Two other individuals were shot but survived.

“I want to know why she was killed and who is responsible,” said her mother Anita Wilkins, who posted $6,000. That amount added to the customary $4,000 for identifying a suspect brings the total potential award to a tipster to $10,000.

Wilkins found a video of the shooting from a local merchant. She believes a second shooter may have been standing nearby.

“My daughter had just started her own business and was planning to go to barber school. I want justice for her. Too many of our young people are dying and don’t have an opportunity to live their lives,” Wilkins said.

Memphis Police detectives say the case remains under investigation. Anyone with information on this shooting should contact CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274).