Deron David, December 25, 2019

It was Christmas and Deron Davis had spent the day with his family in the Raleigh area of Memphis. As evening approached, he left the house to shop at a nearby store.

Minutes later, Davis’s wife’s phone rang. It was her husband’s phone but all she could hear was music playing. She said his name but there was no answer so she ended the call.

About that time — it officially was 7:17 p.m. December 25, 2019 — Memphis Police officers assigned to the Austin Peay station were dispatched to check out a shooting report near the intersection of Tessland Road and Hawkins Mill Road. They arrived to find a shooting victim inside a Volkswagon. Davis was suffering from gunshot wounds and was unresponsive. Memphis Fire paramedics got to the scene and transported Davis to Regional One Hospital in critical condition. He later died.

This investigation remains open but detectives need new leads. Was Davis shot after a verbal altercation? Did he know his attackers? Was he targeted for some reason?

Fate Coaty, August 29, 2009

A “man down” call brought MPD officers to an apartment at 109 North Belvedere in Midtown at 10 pm, Saturday, August 29, 2009. When they arrived they found victim Fate Coaty, 36, alive but badly injured. He was transported to The MED, now Regional One Hospital, but he died soon after.

Witnesses described two suspects to police. Suspect 1 was a black male, five foot nine inches tall and weighing then 175 to 180 pounds, with medium build and dark complexion. Suspect 2 was a black male six feet tall, with dark complexion.

The suspects took either a DVD or VCR player from the apartment before they fled in a burgundy or red four-door Ford Taurus. The vehicle had been loaned to the victim by a friend. Cold Case Bureau detectives need the public’s help to solve this case.

Keshundra Fleming, October 7, 2020

A shooting victim was driven from the 200 block of Adolphus Avenue to the nearby Memphis Fire station on South Third Street about 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 7, 2020.

Meanwhile, Memphis Police officers from the Crump Station arrived at the crime scene on Adolphus. Onlookers reported that a man in a red sedan with a white hood fired multiple gunshots at a group of people in front of a house, then sped away. Fleming was struck. She was put in a car for the trip to the firehouse but there she died.
           
The killing is now a cold case, waiting for information such as someone coming forward with more details on the shooter’s car, or even a name heard later about the crime. Cold Case Bureau investigators say any further detail about the woman’s murder could help solve the case.

Lamonica Myers, March 2, 2021

The body of a woman found inside her residence was reported to Memphis police 30 minutes after noon on Tuesday March 2, 2021. The victim was identified as Lamonica Myers.

The medical examiner ruled that she the case a homicide — the woman had been beaten to death in the Pendleton Place apartment on Pendleton Street near Lamar Avenue in south Memphis. The woman had two small children.

Investigators need helping solving this murder.

Christopher Lamont Guyton, October 7, 2019

Christopher Guyton, 27, was in his front yard, headed to his car to drive to work a little after 5 a.m. Oct. 7, 2019, when one or more suspects approached him and fired several shots. Guyton was shot multiple times and fell to the ground where he died in the 2800 block of E. Hickory Bluff in Raleigh.

Neighbors heard shots, then screams that apparently came from the mother of Guyton’s one-year-old son in the house.

Said the victim’s uncle, Orko Guyton later to a reporter: “Somebody shot him and left. I can accept an accident. I can accept natural causes. But for someone to take someone’s life, for any reason, I am beyond angry.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police or CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274).

Quinterius Simmons and Darrin Wilson, August 14, 2020

The two men were sitting in a 2006 Mercedes on Falcon Drive in the Westwood neighborhood of south Memphis when shots were fired. Two suspects were seen running from the area moments later.

One of the victims was pronounced dead at the scene; the second died after he was transported by paramedics to Regional One Hospital. No other information was available to investigators in this crime.

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.