Number of Memphis, Shelby County homicides increased in 2019

By , Daily Memphian Published: January 20, 2020 4:00 AM CT
<strong>As Blake Webber consoles her, Jaleta Clark, the mother of 20-year-old Brandon Webber, who was fatally shot on June 12, 2019, by U.S. Marshals in Frayser, remembers her son during a vigil in Frayser. Four of the homicides in Memphis last year were officer-involved shootings.</strong>&nbsp;(Jim Weber/Daily Memphian file)

As Blake Webber consoles her, Jaleta Clark, the mother of 20-year-old Brandon Webber, who was fatally shot on June 12, 2019, by U.S. Marshals in Frayser, remembers her son during a vigil in Frayser. Four of the homicides in Memphis last year were officer-involved shootings. (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian file)

The City of Memphis ended 2019 with 191 homicides — an increase of nearly 3% from the previous year, according to homicide data released by the Memphis Police Department.

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Yolanda Jones

Yolanda Jones

Yolanda Jones covers criminal justice issues and general assignment news for The Daily Memphian. She previously was a reporter at The Commercial Appeal.


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