September 14, 2018
A Memphis Police officer on routine patrol at 1:32 a.m. Sunday, September 9, 2018 spotted a suspicious vehicle parked at the gas pumps at the Exxon service station at 4675 South Third St. The officer investigated and found a large amount of blood in the vehicle and a blood trail leading away.
Help was called and after an extensive search a man’s body was found in a nearby wooded area. The victim, Prentice Pleas, apparently suffered a gunshot wound and fled the scene on foot until he collapsed. Pleas was pronounced dead by Memphis Fire Department paramedics. A male black individual traveling on foot may be involved in this incident. Anyone with information that could help solve this homicide is asked to contact CrimeStoppers, 528-CASH (2274).
September 7, 2018
It was 12:44 a.m. on September 4, 2018 when Memphis Police officers responded to a shooting call at Fire Station Number 10, 148 South Parkway East. On arrival officers found Christopher Reed, who was suffering from a gunshot wound. Memphis Fire Dept. paramedics pronounced Reed dead.
An initial investigation revealed that Reed was inside a home in the 1800 block of Farrington Drive in the Riverside neighborhood when unidentified subjects fired shots into the home. Bullets struck Reed. Friends in the house drove him to the fire station. Anyone with information that can help solve this crime is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274).
August 31, 2018
Memphis Police officers stationed at the Crump precinct responded to a shooting call in the 2200 block of Griggs Ave. just north of Chelsea Ave. on Saturday, August 18, 2018.
They found Keith Jenkins lying in the street suffering from a gunshot wound. Memphis Fire Department personnel responded to render aid but the victim was pronounced dead on the scene.
More than 30 shell casings were found and multiple homes and vehicles in the area were damaged by gunfire. Investigators need help solving this crime. Anyone with information is asked to contact CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274).
August 24, 2018
The Memphis Police responded to a “man down” call in the 5500 block of Winchester Road near Emerald Street on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. A worker at a nursery had discovered a body under a tree at the rear of the business.
The victim was identified as Stanley Jordan, Jr. and his death ruled by the Shelby County Medical Examiner as a homicide from a gunshot wound. No other information has been discovered. Anyone with information on this murder is asked to call CrimeStoppers, 528-CASH (2274) with a tip.
August 17, 2018
At 6:45 p.m. Friday, August 10, 2018 Memphis Police Department’s Tillman Street precinct received a call about a shooting in the 2400 block of Carnes Avenue, just east of Airways Blvd. Officers arrived to find a victim suffering from a gunshot wound on a house’s front porch. He said he had been on nearby Whittington when shooting started and he ran to Carnes to escape the gunfire. There he discovered he had been shot.
Officers proceeded to Whittington and found Christopher Finley lying in the street. He had been shot several times and was pronounced dead on the scene. Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to contact CrimeStoppers. Call 528-CASH (2274) or contact us anonymously via text on a smart phone: crimestopmem.org/tips.
August 8, 2018
Memphis Police responded to a shooting call in the area of 4700 Violet Street in the Berclair neighborhood at 2:33 a.m. Sunday, July 29, 2018. Officers arrived to find a robbery victim. The man said that he and another man named Mauricio Merlos were riding in a truck when their vehicle was bumped from behind by a black car.
When the men stopped to investigate damage they were robbed of their personal belongings by a man in the car. The man had some kind of covering on his face. The victim advised he then heard a gunshot but could not find Merlos. As officers began to investigate the crime scene a homeowner in the 4700 block of Violet called police to report a body in the back yard. Merlos, 19, was found there and pronounced dead on the scene.
Anyone with information on this crime should call CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274).
July 27, 2018
Memphis Police Department officers from the North Main station responded to a shooting call at Martin Luther King Boulevard and Dunlap Street at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 15, 2018. Officers soon arrived and found John Wilson on the ground. He was suffering from a gunshot wound and was unresponsive.
Wilson was transported to Regional One where he was pronounced dead on arrival. A witness told officers that Wilson and he were walking on Walnut Street when the occupants of a black Infinity G35 began to shoot at them. Several casings were recovered from the street. Anyone with information that might help solve this murder is asked to call CrimeStoppers, 528-CASH (2274).
July 20, 2018
A call came in to the Memphis Police Department’s Airways Station at 8 p.m. Friday, June 22, 2018 about a shooting. Responding officers arrived at a business at 3041 Park Avenue to find two gunshot victims.
Christopher Martin was transported to Regional One in critical condition. A second victim was transported to the hospital in non-critical condition. A witness reported hearing several shots and then seeing two males run from the business and jump into a gray Chevrolet Lumina which sped away. Martin died at the hospital from his injuries.
Anyone with information that can help police solve this crime is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274). The first tip that leads to an arrest in the case is eligible for a cash award.
July 13, 2018
A shooting call brought a quick response by the Memphis Police on Friday, July 6, 2018 to 1385 Snowden Avenue, near Jackson Avenue. Officers found Lillian Cole, 22, lying on a front porch. She was unresponsive and suffering from several gunshot wounds. A second victim was also on the porch and had gunshot wounds to the legs.
Cole was pronounced dead on the scene. The second victim was transported to Regional One Health in critical condition. Officers determined that while the victims were walking towards the house at 1385 Snowden, a white four-door vehicle occupied by two suspects started firing guns. The victims were struck while trying to seek cover on the front porch. The suspects’ vehicle was last seen going south on Watkins St. Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to call CrimeStoppers, (901) 528-CASH (2274).
July 6, 2018
Memphis Police Officers assigned to the Crump Station responded to a shooting on Saturday, June 30, 2018 in an alley off the 700 block of Porter Street, near Booker T. Washington High School and Elmwood Cemetery. Officers found Ralph Ford, 37, lying on the ground and suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the upper torso and head. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
No other information was available to investigators. Anyone with knowledge of this homicide is asked to call CrimeStoppers, (901) 528-CASH (2274). Tips that lead to arrests bring cash awards and remain anonymous.