Memphis man brutally beaten and carjacked on way to bible study


MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Police are looking for the three men who were caught on camera, attacking a man outside a Whitehaven gas station and stealing his car.

Odell Wright, 69, said he was on his way to bible study when he stopped to get gas at a Valero in the 1600 block of Shelby Dr.

Help Identifying Carjacking Suspects 1682 E. Shelby Drive Report #1804005451ME

Help Identifying Carjacking Suspects 1682 E. Shelby Drive Report #1804005451ME MEMPHIS, TN – On Wednesday, April 11th at 5:44p.m. the victim was at the Valero Gas Station at 1682 E. Shelby Drive when he was attacked and carjacked by three suspects. One of the suspects pointed a gun at the victim. All three suspects beat the 69-year-old victim after he exited the vehicle. The suspects drove away in the victim’s silver 2010 Dodge Avenger TN tag 236ZTQ. Suspect #1 is described as a male black wearing a dark hoodie and dark pants carrying a black backpack and armed with a black handgun. Suspect #2 is described as a male black with a low haircut with a bandana tied around his head wearing a University of Memphis shirt and camouflage pants. Suspect #3 is described as a male black wearing a white t-shirt and dark colored shorts. Anyone with information about this incident should call Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH. You will be given a secret ID number and your identification will remain completely anonymous. You can also submit your tip at where you will be linked to a secure website at You will be able to review wanted fugitives and safely send investigators any helpful information on the suspect or suspects responsible for this crime. Or you can text your tip by typing the keyword ‘AWARD’ to 274637 (CRIMES). If an arrest is made, you could be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $1000 from Crime Stoppers of Memphis and Shelby County, Inc. About the Memphis Police Department The Memphis Police Department is a premiere law enforcement agency that serves and protects the citizens of Memphis, Tennessee. Our purpose is to create and maintain public safety in the city of Memphis. We do so with focused attention on preventing and reducing crime, enforcing the law, and apprehending criminals.

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“By the time I got through pumping my gas. As soon as I put the top on, they were on me,” Wright said.

Police said the attack happened just before 6 p.m. Wednesday. Wright’s 2010 Dodge Avenger was also taken.

“Didn’t seem like it was real. Didn’t seem like it was happening to me,” he explained.

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Wright said one of the suspects put a gun to his stomach before he wrestled it away. Shortly after, he was attacked.

Police said if you have any information about the carjacking, call Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH.