Update

Memphis hits homicide record as officers grapple with rise

By , Daily Memphian Updated: September 30, 2020 9:26 AM CT | Published: September 29, 2020 9:20 AM CT
<strong>Memphis Police Officer B. Johnson stares off into the distance while responding to a homicide call in North Memphis Sept. 17, 2020</strong>. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

Memphis Police Officer B. Johnson stares off into the distance while responding to a homicide call in North Memphis Sept. 17, 2020. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

Memphis has set a grim milestone with three months to go in 2020, as the city recorded a record-setting 229th homicide for the year with the death of a 12-year-old during a drive-by shooting in the Westwood area Monday night, Sept. 28.

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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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