Aggravated Assault Case, November 22, 2019

A woman was leaving work at a medical facility the evening of November 22, 2019 when two male suspects attempted to carjack her. After a brief struggle she was shot. The would-be robbers fled by foot northbound on Dunlap Street, then westbound on Mosby and northbound on Leath Street toward Peach Avenue. The victim drove herself to Methodist LeBonheur Emergency room where she was in critical condition. She was transferred to Regional One. She did survive the attack but needed long-term care.

The first suspect: male black, five feet six to five feet eight inches tall, light complexion with freckles. He was wearing a dark hooded jacket, dark shoes and carried a silver handgun. The second man: male black, five feet eight to five feet 10 inches tall, dark hooded jacket, light colored pants and shoes.

Jeremey Webster, December 21, 2018

Jeremey Webster was found by Memphis Police officers the afternoon of December 21, 2018 inside his Infiniti after a call to police about a “traffic crash” at Aden Street and Willow Wood Avenue. Webster’s car was in a ditch and he was suffering from gunshot wounds.

Webster had been shot by an unknown suspect, possibly the night before, and later died from his injuries. No other details are known about this murder by investigators, who need help solving the case.

Stephen T. Carter, December 12, 2005

Stephen Carter and a business partner had just returned to their room at the Ramada Inn on Sycamore View Road after enjoying dinner at a nearby restaurant when their room door was forced open and a man pointed a handgun. The gunman demanded money and only seconds later fired the weapon, killing Carter. It was about 7:45 p.m.

The suspect — described as five feet 10 inches, medium build, about 160-175 pounds and wearing a dark-colored jacket — ran to a older model four-door vehicle occupied by two other males. The car left the motel parking lot, and fled west on Shelby Oaks Drive.

Up to $100,000 reward available on Postal worker’s 2001 murder

It was about 20 minutes past 11 at night when Larry Vinson, a U.S. Postal Service driver was shot and killed during an apparent robbery outside the U.S. Postal Service Mail Annex then located at 3510 Winchester Road near the Memphis International Airport.

Although the homicide is 20 years old, leads continue to be developed. That is why up to $100,000 has been made available for information that can help solve this cold case by leading to an arrest and conviction.

The reward money was announced two years ago by representatives from the Western District of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the U.S. Postal Inspector’s office, the Shelby County District Attorney General and the Memphis Police Department.

Calls about this case should be made to CrimeStoppers, 528-CASH (2274) or to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, (877) 876-2455.

Glenn Cofield, June 7, 2019

Glenn Cofield left a community fundraising event at a private home on the evening of June 7, 2019 and was headed to his car on foot in the parking lot of a church at the intersection of Poplar Avenue and Parkway East in midtown Memphis. Just before he reached his car door he was shot by one or more individuals.

Anyone with information — a description of a car or person, even a partial license plate number, or information heard about the crime later — could help solve this murder.

Marco (Mario) Gilmore, April 21, 2012

Marco M. (Mario) Gilmore was visiting in a friend’s home at 1018 Eldridge Avenue, between N. Decatur and Kney streets in north Memphis. It was 9:50 p.m. on a mild Saturday evening, April 21, 2012.

A knock brought Gilmore, 33, to the front door.

He opened it and saw two individuals standing on the porch on the other side of the storm door. The duo began firing shots through the glass. Bullets struck Gilmore. Although he was rushed to Regional One (then The Med) trauma center, he died soon after arrival.

It is possible that witnesses to this murder have yet to come forward a decade later. The Memphis Police Department’s Cold Case Unit has issued a plea that any witness or someone knowledgeable about the homicide step up to help solve this still-active case by contacting CrimeStoppers or cold case detectives.

Nancy Little, Monday, October 9, 1989

It was just after 6 p.m. Oct. 9, 1989 when Nancy R. Little, 32, was found dead in her white four-door 1988 Honda Accord. Someone had held her in an awkward position until she stopped breathing. Her death was ruled a homicide due to “positional asphyxia” by then Shelby County Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Jerry T. Francisco.

Also murdered was her unborn child. Nancy Little was nine months pregnant and was due soon to deliver the baby.

The car was parked on Slate Road, just 20 feet west of Hornsby Drive in the Whitehaven neighborhood. Memphis Police investigators have worked since that day to try to determine who is responsible for her death and what was the motive for the attack.

Vallen R. Conner, May 22, 2018

Vallen Conner was sitting in her vehicle and talking to a friend outside her friend’s home about 11 p.m. on that date when a light brown or tan SUV (possibly a Chevrolet Trail Blazer) parked on the street a few houses away. The vehicle then drove past the friend’s house when one or more individuals inside the SUV began firing guns.

Vallen Conner was shot in the shoulder; her friend was shot in the foot. Vallen died from her injury within 15 minutes. The friend was taken to Regional One’s trauma center where she was treated and released.

Investigators now believe three suspects occupied the SUV. Two fired shots. Detectives need someone to come forward about this murder.

Calvin Wilhite, Jr., May 24, 2015

It was five minutes past midnight, Sunday, May 24, 2015, when Memphis Police Entertainment District officers responded to a shooting report on South Fourth Street near Dr. Martin Luther King Avenue. They soon found U.S. Army Sergeant Calvin Wilhite lying in the street and unresponsive. He had been shot and he died at the scene.

A vehicle involved was described as a light green or gray 4-door sedan, possibly a mid-2000s Dodge Stratus, Ford Taurus or similar model.

Officers learned the victim had been arguing with two men described as black males in their early to mid twenties. The one responsible for the shooting had a small-to-medium build, was wearing a white t-shirt and was sitting on the passenger door frame as the car moved down the street when he fired.

The vehicle then fled the scene.

Dennis Gilliam, September 24, 2011

It’s been nearly 10 years since Dennis Gilliam was found shot dead in bed in southeast Memphis. He had been shot twice in the head in a case his family considered an assassination.

After several months a man was arrested in the shooting, but was later freed for lack of evidence, although he was found guilty of aggravated assault. The shooting occurred on Forsyth Drive.

Investigators have kept the case open in the hope someone will come forward with information that can lead to a murder prosecution.