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.