Ali Al Saedy, July 4, 2021

The time was 8:30 p.m. on July 4, 2021 — a warm Sunday and holiday evening — when Memphis Police officers responded to a shooting report at the EZ Express gas station at 2380 Frayser Boulevard in the Frayser neighborhood of north Memphis.

On arrival they found store employee Ali Al Saedy in the store’s doorway. Al Saedy, 52, had been sweeping the lot when a white vehicle drove by. Shots were fired.

He grabbed his chest and collapsed after struggling to the door. Al Saedy was pronounced dead by arriving Memphis Fire Department personnel. The shooter is unknown to police. Whether the incident was a random case of violence also is unknown.

Detectives need help solving this murder. Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274). All calls are kept strictly anonymous.

Ali Al Saedy

Steve Guidry, November 18, 2017

A report of a shooting brought Memphis Police officers to the “Always On” heating and
air conditioning company building at 2129 E. Person Avenue, just off Lamar Avenue in
the Orange Mound neighborhood. It was high noon on Saturday, November 18, 2017.
When they arrived they found the business’s owner, Steve Guidry, 67, on the floor near
his office. He was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds and died at the scene.

Homicide detectives learned that a tan-colored SUV was seen on the property just before
the murder occurred, and a blue four-door Chevrolet Impala or Malibu was seen leaving
the property about the time of the shooting.

The Cold Case Unit of the Memphis Police Department is asking for the public’s help.
Any witness to the shooting, or anyone with information about the suspects is asked to
call CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH (2274) to report anonymously, or to call the MPD
Homicide Case hotline, (901) 363-2653.

Gloria P. Johnson, October 16, 1974

Firefighters with the Memphis Fire Department responded to a grass fire on what
was then YMV Road, north of Fields Road and near Hicky Street in southwest
Memphis. It was about 8 p.m. on October 16, 1974 — almost 47 years ago. As they
worked to put out the fire they discovered a human body beneath a pile of burning
debris.

The Memphis Police Department responded to a call from the Fire Department at
8:40 that night. The body later was identified as that of Gloria P. Johnson. The 19-
year-old woman had been reported missing 10 days earlier. Cause of death was by
multiple stab wounds, the Shelby County Medical Examiner ruled. She may have
been killed and her body dumped in the field.

The Memphis Police Department’s Cold Case Unit is actively investigating this
unsolved homicide case and is asking for the public’s help. The family has posted a
new $10,000 extra award with CrimeStoppers in the case, making a total of $12,000
the amount available to someone who provides information that helps police make an
arrest.

Anyone with information — it might be a witness from 1974 or someone who has
heard information on this crime since then — is urged to contact CrimeStoppers,
(901) 528-CASH, or the MPD Homicide Unit. A call to CrimeStoppers is always
anonymous and callers will be given a secret code.

Teon Wiley, January 30, 2020

Teon Wiley had walked to a store on Overton Crossing in Frayser Jan. 30, 2020. As he left the store he was shot several times. Moments before the shooting he had been asked by someone else for one dollar.

When the murder occurred police described the case as an apparent robbery gone bad. But Wiley’s husband of four years, Robert Wilkins-Wiley, believes it was more like an execution. “From that day to this I still don’t know if it was a hate crime,” he said two years later.

Deron Davis, 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.