Samuel D. Johnson, October 31, 2014

Samuel Johnson was walking with a friend from the North Frayser Community Center. It was early in the evening of Halloween. At the intersection of Wellons Avenue and Glenalp Street, Johnson was hit by gunfire that apparently came from a 2010 Mitsubishi Gallant. The victim died a short time later at Methodist North Hospital.

Investigators need help developing leads in this homicide.

It was about 6 p.m. on a Friday evening — Halloween — October 31, 2014 when Samuel D. Johnson and a friend walked from the North Frayser Community Center, 2555 St. Elmo Avenue toward the friend’s house. When they reached the intersection of Wellons Avenue and Glenalp Street in the north Memphis neighborhood Johnson was shot.

It is believed the gunfire came from one or more subjects in a nearby 2010 Misubishi Gallant. Johnson died a short time after arriving at the Methodist North Emergency Room.

Cold Case investigators with the Memphis Police Department are asking that any witnesses to the shooting, or anyone with information on who is responsible, to please step forward. Information can be given to CrimeStoppers, (901) 528-CASH (2274). Or call the Cold Case Hotline (901) 636-COLD (2653). Leave a voice message and an investigator will call back.