‘We need you to tell us’

Police seek help from the public as homicide spike touches all areas of city

By , Daily Memphian Updated: June 25, 2019 3:46 PM CT | Published: June 25, 2019 4:00 AM CT
<strong>Valerie Henderson still mourns her son Calvin &ldquo;Yung Coo&rdquo; Wilhite, who was shot while walking with his girlfriend on Fourth Street and Beale in Downtown Memphis on May 25, 2015. </strong><strong>Henderson has been vigilant about keeping her son&rsquo;s memory in the public eye. &ldquo;The police department does not have a magic wand. It takes a city to help because the police can only do so much,&rdquo; she said.&nbsp;</strong>(Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

Valerie Henderson still mourns her son Calvin “Yung Coo” Wilhite, who was shot while walking with his girlfriend on Fourth Street and Beale in Downtown Memphis on May 25, 2015. Henderson has been vigilant about keeping her son’s memory in the public eye. “The police department does not have a magic wand. It takes a city to help because the police can only do so much,” she said. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

Homicides in Memphis are up this year over the same time last year. Police are asking the public for help in solving the slayings, which total 86, with six being ruled justifiable. 

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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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