Crime of the Week #3

HOMICIDE

A report of a shooting brought Memphis Police officers to the 1800 block of Titus Road near East Mallory Avenue in south Memphis on Saturday, January 14, 2023.

At the scene they found a male who had been shot and needed medical attention. Before he could be removed to a hospital the shooting victim died. Officers found a second shooting victim nearby. He also was dead and an investigation shows he was shot by the same gun.

A suspect had been seen in a stolen vehicle just before and during the shooting. That car was recovered a few blocks away. A man leaving the stolen vehicle in a person of interest in this double homicide.

No arrest has been made at this time. The public’s help is needed in identifying the suspect. Anyone with information is asked to contact CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274).

Crime of the Week #2

HOMICIDE

A 9-1-1 call about a fire came in Wednesday, December 21, 2022 and the Memphis Fire Department was dispatched to the scene in the 1700 block of East Raines Road off I-55 in south Memphis. There firefighters confronted a vehicle on fire in a weedy field. The vehicle was fully involved in flames.

After the fire was extinguished a badly-burned body was found inside, and the person’s gender was undetermined, but signs of gunshot wounds were evident.

On December 22 the Shelby County Medical Examiner ruled the death a homicide and reported the remains were that of a male victim. The burned vehicle is a Nissan but the model is uncertain because of the extent of damage.

Memphis Police investigators are asking for the public’s help in identifying the victim. Any information should be provided to CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274).

Crime of the Week #1

HOMICIDE

The report of a shooting brought Memphis Police patrolmen attached to the Mt. Moriah Station to the vicinity of Goodlett Street and East Mallory Avenue near the south leg of I-40 on Wednesday, December 28, 2022.

The officers arrived and found Jose M. Ramirez inside a 201- Honda Accord. He was suffering from a gunshot wound. Ramirez was pronounced dead by arriving paramedics.

The officers learned that the victim’s car was traveling at the intersection of the streets when it was cut off and blocked in by a white sedan. Another car blocked the Honda from the rear and then two male suspects approached the victim’s car and fired shots, hitting Ramirez.

Detectives need the public’s help to solve this murder. Anyone with information is asked to contact CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274).

Crime of the Week #43

December 20, 2022

HOMICIDE

It was about five minutes before 11 p.m. Monday, December 12, 2022 when the Memphis Police Department received reports of shots fired in the Bel Air Apartments, 2335 Pendleton Street off Lamar Avenue in south Memphis.

When officers arrived moments later they checked the area but saw no activity. A little more than two hours later, at 1:26 a.m. the next day, patrolmen stationed at the Airways Precinct responded to a report of a deceased person in Apartment 52, Building K at the same apartment complex. When they arrived they found a gunshot victim inside the apartment. Kodie Lewis was pronounced dead by paramedics with the Memphis Fire Department’s Squad 7.

This is an ongoing homicide investigation. Anyone with information about this shooting is urged to contact CrimeStoppers, 528-CASH (2274). Calls always are anonymous. You will receive a tip number for a possible cash award.

Crime of the Week #42

December 12, 2022

HOMICIDE

Memphis Police officers were dispatched to 3081 Rainer Street in Frayser at 2:24 in the morning Sunday, November 27, 2022 to check out a report of a shooting.

Patrolmen arrived at a residence and found a man lying in the hallway of the house.

Norbert Clear had a gunshot wound and was unresponsive. By 2:40 a.m. Memphis Fire Department paramedics pronounced Clear dead on the scene.

Detectives need help solving this murder. Anyone with information is urged to contact CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274).

Crime of the Week #41

December 9, 2022

HOMICIDE

A report of a man lying on the interstate highway brought North Main Station Memphis Police officers to I-240 at Jackson Avenue in north Memphis on Monday, December 5, 2022 at 9:34 p.m.

When they arrived minutes later the officers found Curtis Hayes on the ground next to a U-Haul rental truck. He was unresponsive and suffering from gunshot wounds. Paramedics with the Memphis Fire Department pronounced Hayes dead at 9:51 p.m.

Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in this murder case. Anyone who saw the crime or has information is urged to contact CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274).

Crime of the Week #40

November 28, 2022

HOMICIDE

The report of a shooting brought MPD officers assigned to the Austin Peay Station to 2583 Treemont Drive, in the Ridgecrest Apartments, at 8:11 p.m. Monday, November 21, 2022. Patrolmen arrived inside the north Memphis complex and found a man on the sidewalk.

Dedrick Davenport, 27 years old, was suffering from gunshot wounds and was unresponsive. Memphis Fire paramedics transported Davenport to Regional One Hospital in critical condition. He was pronounced dead minutes later.

Anyone who saw the shooting, or has heard any information about this case, should contact CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274), or click here to submit a tip.

Crime of the Week #39

November 22, 2022

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT / CARJACKING

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.

Crime of the Week #38

November 17, 2022

HOMICIDE

A “person down” call came to the Memphis Police Department’s Mt. Moriah station a few minutes to 1 a.m. on Tuesday, November 10, 2022.

Officers were dispatched to The Reserve Apartments at 5794 Julann Drive, just off Mt. Moriah Road in southeast Memphis. They arrived to find Patrick Robinson lying in an abandoned part of the complex, beside a dumpster.

Memphis Fire Dept. paramedics pronounced the victim dead at the scene a few minutes later. Robinson had been shot at least twice.

This homicide cases requires the public’s help. Anyone with information is asked to contact CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274).

Crime of the Week #37

November 9, 2022

HOMICIDE

Armond Tatum sat in a chair outside his apartment at 1544 Merton Street in north Memphis in warm weather Tuesday afternoon, November 1, 2022. It was about 2:45 p.m. when an eastbound white Kia Soul came to a stop on nearby Peres Avenue.

Security video footage shows what happened next. A lone male dressed in black and wearing a hood exited the car’s front passenger seat, ran up to Tatum and shot him several times. The gunmen then ran back to the car which drove away on Peres. The victim, meanwhile, collapsed at his doorway.

Memphis Police got a shooting call at 2:52 p.m. and patrolmen soon arrived to find Tatum unresponsive. Memphis Fire Department paramedics also arrived and pronounced Tatum dead at 3:04 p.m.

Anyone who can identify the car used or has any information on the shooter or this murder case should contact CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274).

Suspect 1 exiting the vehicle

Suspect 1 returning to vehicle

Suspect 1 returning to vehicle