October 21, 2022
The report of shots fired at 1:18 a.m. brought Memphis Police officers from the Austin Peay Station to 3242 Harvester Lane East, in the Frayser area, Friday, September 16, 2022.
The patrolmen arrived to find a man who had been shot multiple times but was still alive. Quentin Dotson, 40, was transported to Regional One Hospital in critical condition. A month later, on October 15, the MPD Homicide Bureau was notified by the Shelby County Medical Examiner that Dotson had died of his injuries and the case was ruled a homicide.
Someone has information that could help solve this murder and should contact CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274).
October 5, 2022
A shooting report brought Memphis Police officers assigned to the Raines Road station to 4822 Hillbrook Road, between West Shelby Drive and Fairly High School at 4:57 a.m. Sunday October 2, 2022.
On the way, the officers received an additional call telling them that gunshot victim David Vester was being driven to Methodist South Hospital. Vester didn’t make it there alive. He was pronounced dead inside the vehicle by Memphis Fire Department United 25 paramedics.
It was almost 5:30 a.m. Police authorities are asking for the public’s help in this crime. Anyone with information is asked to contact CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274)
September 28, 2022
Memphis Police officers stationed at the Austin Peay precinct were dispatched to 1876 Macaulay Avenue in a Frayser neighborhood to check out a shooting report on Monday, September 19, 2022.
The officers arrived at 7:30 p.m. to find Louis McNeil, 69, on the living room floor. He was suffering from a gunshot wound and was unresponsive. Memphis Fire Department paramedics pronounced McNeil dead soon after.
Homicide detectives are asking for the help of anyone who has information about this murder. Contact CrimeStoppers, (901) 528-CASH (2274).
September 16, 2022
Memphis Police received a call from neighbors of a house in the 1500 block of Kansas Street, south of downtown, early the morning of Wednesday, September 7, 2022. They said they hadn’t seen their neighbor for several days and now were detecting a foul order coming from the residence.
Airways Station officers arrived at 1:20 a.m. and entered the house to find the body of Melanie Jones. She had been dead several days.
Detectives completed an investigation at the scene and then transported the body to the Tennessee Regional Forensic Center for an autopsy. Investigators subsequently learned that Jones’ death is a homicide.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this crime should contact CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274).
September 1, 2022
At the report of a shooting, Memphis Police officers assigned to the Austin Peay Station were dispatched to the intersection of Kerwin Drive and Battlefield Drive in the Raleigh area of the city at 11:50 p.m. Friday, August 12, 2022.
When they arrived officers located Terry Henderson Jr. He was lying in the roadway, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Memphis Fire Department paramedics arrived and pronounced Henderson dead on the scene.
Police determined that during an apparent carjacking of his silver Nissan Maxima, Henderson was shot. His car was found the next day at Oberle Road and Glasgow Street just outside the Breezy Point Apartments.
Someone may know more details about this murder or have information on who dropped off the victim’s car. Anyone with information who contacts CrimeStoppers and helps solve this case can earn up to $10,000 because a special cash award of $8,000 has been posted in this crime. Every call to 528-CASH (2274) is anonymous.
August 29, 2022
Memphis Police got a call about a shooting on Interstate-240 north at the northbound exit for Norris Road (Exit 26) at 8 a.m. Sunday, August 21, 2022. When Airways Station officers arrived they located a white four-door 2018 Ford F-150 pickup truck on the rap with several victims inside.
One man, Ragan Martin, 26, was seriously injured by a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. Officers learned that occupants in a black sedan had opened fire on the pickup. Real Time Crime Center officers located a Tennessee Department of Transportation video of shootings between two vehicles that began near Mt. Moriah and continued on the expressway.
Anyone with information on this murder is asked to contact CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274) for a cash award.
August 17, 2022
Memphis Police officers assigned to the Crump precinct were dispatched to check out a shooting report at 9:06 p.m. Saturday, August 13, 2022 in the 2800 block of Chelsea Avenue, an industrial strip. They arrived at the edge of the Berclair neighborhood of north Memphis to find a maroon 2014 Chevrolet Corvette had been knocked off the road after colliding with a train.
Inside the Corvette they found Marcus Allen, 33. He was in the driver’s seat. He had been shot several times. Memphis Fire Dept. paramedics pronounced Allen dead at the scene.
A witness who called police told officers the Corvette had been stopped by the northbound train and was waiting to cross the tracks when a white sedan — possibly a Chevrolet Covalt — pulled alongside the driver’s side. Occupants then opened fire on the victim. The suspects’ vehicle made a sudden U-turn and fled west on Chelsea.
Anyone with information on this murder should contact CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274).
August 11, 2022
A shots fired report brought Memphis Police officers assigned to the Mt Moriah station to the 4000 block of Willowview Avenue in southeast Memphis. It was 12:53 a.m. August 5, 2022 as officers arrived and located a shooting victim.
Juan Marcos Garcia was sitting in the driver’s seat of a 2002 Honda Accord. He was unresponsive and had a gunshot wound to his left shoulder at the collarbone. Memphis Fire Department paramedics declared Garcia dead at the scene at 1:06 a.m.
Officers found a bullet hole in the driver’s side door window. A second person who was uninjured stated he was in the passenger seat of the Honda and they were traveling eastbound when he heard two shots and saw two men standing on the north side of the road.
Garcia was able to stop the car before he fell unconscious.
Investigators are asking for the public’s help solving this murder. Anyone who saw or heard information about this crime is asked to contact CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274).
August 5, 2022
Memphis Police officers assigned to the Crump Station responded to a home invasion report on Sunday, July 24, 2022.
They arrived at 674 Hawthorne Street in the Vollintine-Evergreen neighborhood of Midtown Memphis. There officers found Beau Grauer on the floor of the den. He had a gunshot wound to his face.
Memphis Fire Dept. paramedics arrived within minutes and pronounced Grauer dead. Detectives in this ongoing murder investigation need the public’s help. Anyone with information should contact CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274).
July 28, 2022
It was in the middle of a Sunday afternoon — 2 p.m. November 1, 2021 to be exact — when shots rang out in the 1100 block of Bradley Street, near Barron Avenue in the Orange Mound neighborhood. A man had been seen getting out of a car, talking to a pedestrian and then shooting him.
Memphis Police officers assigned to the Airways station were dispatched. They arrived and found Desmond Rogers lying in the street in front of a house on Bradley. The man was suffering from gunshot wounds. Rogers was transported to Regional One Hospital in critical condition. He died of his injuries soon after arriving.
A suspect was seen emerging from a black sedan and shooting Rogers. Detectives need more information in this murder. Anyone with information is asked to contact CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274).