Community leader shot to death during armed robbery in Midtown Memphis
Jack Hammer, Crime Reporter – I hate to say it, but sometimes killers really do get away with murder. This case is getting cold. I hope the police can get a lead.
Memphis, Tenn. June 8, 2019 via wreg.com
Victim ID is Glenn Cofield, 57. Cofield was a financial advisor for Barnes Pettey, on the board of directors at Paragon Bank and a deacon at Independent Presbyterian Church. He was also a past President of Carnival Memphis, member of the FedEx St. Jude Golf Tournament Committee, and a board member of the Institute of Management Accountants.
Update – June 11: A $26k Reward has been offered to catch the killer, a young black male (see police composite sketch below).
Suspect in I-40 Triple shooting killed by Police
Jack Hammer, Crime Reporter – Another Manhunt ends in perfect fashion, and justice is served. Don’t tell me we have a “gun problem”; American has a “felon in possession of a firearm” crisis.
October 17, 2019 via news3
MEMPHIS, Tenn. —The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has identified the deceased person following a deputy-involved shooting early Wednesday morning. The suspect was identified by a TBI spokesperson as Keyshon Parham [mugshot below], who was wanted on multiple felony warrants. One of those was issued just last week by the Memphis Police Department following a car-to-car triple shooting on I-40 on October 9.
Early Wednesday morning law enforcement officers were executing an arrest warrant when Parham fled through another exit. A chase ensued. At some point, two law enforcement officers fired their weapons and Parham was shot and killed. A deputy who did not fire his weapon was also shot in the leg and rushed to the Regional Medical Center in critical condition.
WREG news 3 discovered Parham has been arrested multiple times for various driving offenses, theft and assault. Back in March Memphis Police released surveillance video taken at a southeast Memphis gas station of a black male stealing a car. Records show officers connected Parham to the crime after receiving a tip and when they showed up to his listed address they found the car’s key in his pocket.