Surveillance video released in shooting of Germantown woman

Surveillance video released in shooting of Germantown woman
Susan McDonald (Source: Family)
Susan McDonald (Source: Family)

GERMANTOWN, TN (WMC) - Surveillance video caught the car of the person police think shot and killed a Germantown woman.

The violence happened Saturday in the 8400 block of Bazemore Road.

Police think the person who killed Susan McDonald, 55, tried to rob her first.

Officers do not have a description of the killer, but they believe he/she drove off in a newer model, dark colored, mid-sized sedan with a Tennessee temporary tag.

Seven minutes after the car was caught on camera, the murder had been committed.

Neighbors said their sense of peace is shattered and the only way to begin healing is for the killer or killers to be tracked down.

Neighbors did not want to be identified for their safety.

"It's a sad event for the friends, family and neighbors and my heart goes out to the family and everybody that was involved," one said.

They said they hope the video will be shared far and wide and someone will turn in the suspect.

"I want this individual caught," another neighbor said. "I want the neighborhood to go back to the way it was.  Not being so skeptical about everybody that comes into the neighborhood."

With two robberies since December, neighbors are on alert to suspicious behavior.

"We just need peace brought back," a neighbor said. "We need to take our neighborhoods back. This violence needs to stop."

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers by calling 901-528-CASH (2274), texting 'AWARD' to 274637 or visiting

Meanwhile, McDonald's family released the following statement:

"Due to inaccuracies and misreporting of some of the facts in the murder case of Susan McDonald the family would like to address some of the inaccuracies and speculation about this case.

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