MPD still seeks answers in Edge District homicide

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Memphis Police Department is still working to solve the homicide case of Jonathan Booker.

Booker was shot and killed leaving an entertainment venue in the Edge District in December.

Booker, 25, was a photographer and skateboard enthusiast. His family said he was an innocent bystander and was just walking down the street when shots rang out.

Now, almost two months later, homicide investigators and Booker's family are still begging for justice.

Officers said they've received just six tips since the murder, and are desperate for new leads.

"If any witnesses saw this they need to come forward," MPD Major Lambert Ross said.

Three other people were shot and are still in recovery.

Booker's four killers were captured leaving the scene through nearby surveillance footage, but no arrests have been made at this time.

Booker's father Troy recently shared the exclusive video he got from nearby businesses, showing different angles of the alleged shooters.

It shows the exchange of gunfire after a white Hummer drove by on Marshall Avenue.

Officers said there was an altercation inside a venue on Marshall Avenue that spilled over outside, but investigators don't know if the gunfire was a result of that altercation.

"I just want his killers caught," Troy said.

Troy questioned why MPD never released the entire video, only a portion.

However, MPD said they only release what they can as to not hinder the investigation.

"You give too much then you tip off everybody that's involved," Maj. Ross said.

He also pointed out the tags of the alleged shooters are in plain view on the video.

"As far as the tag goes, all that's being looked into," Maj. Ross said.

MPD and Booker's family are begging anyone who knows anything to call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH. Valuable tips can result in rewards, plus you can keep your identity secret.

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