April 26, 2019
A report of a shooting in the 1000 block of Greenwood Street, near Elmwood Cemetery, was received by Memphis Police at 7:49 a.m. Saturday, April 20, 2019. Officers from the Crump station responded. At the scene they found a male victim lying in the yard of a residence. Marico Pride was suffering from gunshot wounds. Pride was pronounced dead on the scene by responding personnel from the Memphis Fire Department. Officers determined that a black Pontiac occupied by three male blacks had been seen leaving the area at the time of the shooting. It is not know if the vehicle and its occupants were involved. It’s possible the shooting may have been tied to an earlier shooting in the neighborhood.
Anyone with information that could help police solved this murder is asked to contact CrimeStoppers. The anonymous tip line is 528-CASH (2274). Tips also can be received securely by text or online email. For more information visit crimestopmem.org/tips.
April 19, 2019
Memphis Police officers stationed at Airways precinct responded to a report of a shooting at 10 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2019 in the 1500 block of Cella Street, near Deadrick Avenue in the Orange Mound neighborhood. When they arrived officers located a white Jeep Cherokee and inside they found gunshot victim Justin Borta. He was pronounced dead on the scene by Memphis Fire Dept. personnel.
Anyone with information about this killing is asked to contact CrimeStoppers, 528-CASH (2274).
April 12, 2019
Memphis Police officers stationed at the Mt. Moriah precinct responded to a shooting on Saturday, April 6, 2019 in the 3500 block of Sharpe Avenue in east Memphis. On arrival the officers found Orbelio Perez Vasquez on the ground and suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to Regional One hospital where he later died.
Officers learned that two armed male black suspects stepped from a four-door gray vehicle with tinted windows, approached the victim and started shooting. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact CrimeStoppers, 528-CASH (2274).
April 5, 2019
Officers of the Memphis Police Department’s Tillman Station responded to a “man down” call at 7:22 p.m. Sunday, March 31, 2019 in the 3000 block of McAdoo in Binghampton not far from the station. When they arrived they found a male gunshot victim inside a red Toyota Camry. Renee Perez, 30, was pronounced dead on the scene by Memphis Fire Department personnel.
Anyone with information is asked to contact CrimeStoppers, by phone, (901) 528-CASH (2274), or online crimestopmem.org/tips.
March 29, 2019
A call was received by the Memphis Police at 5:50 p.m. on Friday, October 31, 2014 to assist the Memphis Fire Department with crowd control at Wellons and Glanalp, near Range Line Road in north memphis. Officers arrived to find paramedics treating gunshot victim Samuel Jackson. Jackson was transported to the hospital and later died. The death was ruled a homicide by the Shelby County Medical Examiner’s office.
Anyone with information about this 2014 cold case shooting is asked to leave a tip with CrimeStoppers, 528-CASH (2274).
March 22, 2019
Memphis Police responded to a report of a shooting at Park Avenue and Goodman Street at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 3, 2017, near the South Campus of the University of Memphis. Arriving officers located a black Kia Sportage with front end damage and containing three shooting victims. One man, Tadarious Tate, was pronounced dead at the scene. Two others survived.
Officers learned that the three victims were shot at by occupants of a late-model white Ford Mustang with black stripes along the top center of the car. The suspects’ vehicle continued east on Park. No other information has been uncovered. Anyone with information that might help solve this crime is asked to contact CrimeStoppers. Tips can be received by phone, text or secure email. The phone number is 528-CASH (2274).
March 14, 2019
A report of a shooting at 9:50 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2019 brought officers from the Memphis Police Department’s Ridgeway precinct to 4228 Eastwind Drive, the parking lot of T&A Market, near the Peppertree Apartments in Whitehaven.
At the scene the officers found Phil Patton on the ground dying from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead by arriving Memphis Fire Department personnel. Police learned that Patton was involved in a fight with a male black inside the business. The altercation continued into the parking lot where the suspect shot Patton. The man fled the scene. Anyone with information about this slaying is asked to call CrimeStoppers, 528-CASH (2274).
March 8, 2019
Memphis Police officers from the Crump Avenue precinct responded to reports of a shooting in the 800 block of Springdale Run just north of Jackson Avenue at 12:40 a.m. on Wednesday, February 27. On arrival the officers found a male victim on the ground suffering from gunshot wounds. The man was pronounced dead on the scene by responding paramedics.
Surveillance footage at the scene showed two male blacks ran south from the scene and got into an older model (possibly 2004) silver Chevrolet Impala already occupied by another male. The Impala fled the scene and was last seen in the area of Jackson Avenue and Eva Street. Anyone who can help identify the one or more involved in this homicide is asked to contact CrimeStoppers, (901) 528-CASH (2274).
March 1, 2019
Memphis Police officers from the North Main station were dispatched to the intersection of Alabama Avenue and Danny Thomas Blvd., just north of downtown, to check out a report of a shooting at 7:49 p.m. Wednesday, February 27, 2019. Officers arrived to find two gunshot victims inside a Chevrolet Monte Carlo. One man was pronounced dead at the scene and the second died later at the hospital.
Names are not being released at this time. Information gathered on the scene showed that suspects had fired multiple shots at the victims from a black vehicle that fled the scene. Anyone with information about this double homicide is asked to contact CrimeStoppers, (901) 528-CASH (2274).
February 22, 2019
Officers with the Memphis Police Department’s Special Traffic Investigation Squad responded to a hit-and-run pedestrian fatality at 11:34 a.m. on August 29, 2018. The accident occurred near the intersection of Lamar and American Way, in front of a Loves Truck Stop facility. A red tractor trailer rig (see image) was turning into the truck stop when it struck pedestrian Marsha Deberry. The impact made her fall under the truck’s wheels.
Memphis Fire Department personnel were called to the scene where they pronounced Deberry dead. The 18-wheeler, with red tractor and trailer and the words “Hamburg Sud” on the side, left the scene of the accident without stopping. Anyone with information on this fatal hit-and-run case is asked to contact CrimeStoppers at (901) 528-CASH (2274).