Memphis mother calls for justice for daughter murdered in downtown Memphis last year | News

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – A Mid-South mother is taking steps to find the person responsible for her daughter’s murder.

Charlisa Reed, 22, was shot and killed in downtown Memphis in August 2023. 10 months later, there are still no charges in this case.

Now, Reed’s mother is teaming up with CrimeStoppers to offer a $10,000 reward for information.

Reed’s mother put up $6,000 of her own money for the reward.

She said she needed answers and money seemed like a small price to pay to put her daughter’s killer behind bars.

“Excruciating. Painful. Harmful. A lot of anger, because I don’t have any answers,” Anita Wilkins said when asked to describe the 10 months since her daughter was killed.

Wilkins said her daughter was out on the town with a friend. When she wasn’t responding to her mother’s texts or calls, she tracked her phone’s location and went to the scene of a deadly shooting.

“That’s the last thing I thought I’d bring up,” Wilkins said.

Investigators said Reed was leaving a restaurant on South Main just before 3 a.m. when a gunman in a gray Dodge Charger opened fire on her car, killing her.

Ten months later, no suspects have been identified and Wilkins believes more than one person was involved.

“I’m ready for answers, I’m ready for arrests to be made and I’m ready for justice,” she said.

Wilkins said her daughter was just starting her career and was constantly reminded of her kindness and creativity.

“We miss her dearly,” she said.

Wilkins said the senseless crime left a hole in her heart and the lack of progress made her angry.

She said her daughter lost her life simply trying to have fun with a friend in downtown Memphis.

“We have the right to have fun, but it’s being taken away from us because of these kids terrorizing the city of Memphis,” Wilkins said. “And it feels like nothing is being done.”

Finding those responsible won’t bring her daughter back, but Wilkins hopes it will ensure the suspects can never do this to anyone else.

“We need help,” she said. “We need help to find out who did this to my daughter, why they did this to my daughter and to make sure this doesn’t happen to another family.” »

Wilkins said paying the reward money appeared to be the last option he had left to close the case.

Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at (901) 528-CASH. Your anonymous tip could net you $10,000 and bring closure to Reed’s loved ones.

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