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.