MPD still searching for suspects involved in killing Army Sergeant in downtown

MEMPHIS, TENN. — Memphis police posted new information Tuesday evening in a six-year-old cold case involving an Army Sergeant killed in downtown.

MPD told FOX13 two people were in the car that killed Sergeant Calvin Wilhite Jr. It happened back Memorial Day weekend in 2015.

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“Every day I’m waking up like am I going to get that phone call because we know someone knows,” said Valerie Henderson, Victim’s Mother.

Wilhite served eight years in the United States Army. He survived a tour in Iraq only to be gunned down in his hometown Memphis.

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“He was a caring guy, and it showed. So many people loved my son. He loved people, just being the life of the party,” said Henderson.

Police said Wilhite was visiting family, due to start another tour in Afghanistan after his vacation.

Investigators said Wilhite and his fiancée were leaving Beale Street Memorial Day Weekend 2015 when he got into an argument with two men in this car. Moments later gunshots rang out.

“As he turned to walk away, the coward is on the window and shoots at him seven times,” said Henderson.

The case may be cold, but Henderson continues to call on people to come forward with information that may finally give her family closure.

“This family has been grieving for six years. Please do the right thing,” said Henderson.

There’s a 20-thousand dollar reward for information leading to the arrests of the suspects. Call CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH if you have any information.