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Memphis Police Chief addresses recent rash of violent crime

A woman was killed in Whitehaven in Monday, and that comes after a recent rash of carjackings and crime across the city.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Police Chief CJ Davis held a news conference, urging everyone to work for solutions to the recent rash of violent crime in the city.

This comes after a beloved Mid-South church leader was killed in what MPD said was a carjacking near her home in Whitehaven. Chief Davis said persons of interests were in custody, all of whom are juveniles.

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It’s not just carjackings that has residents on edge. Since January, more than 3,000 cars have been stolen in Memphis, according to the Memphis Police Department.

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Watch the news conference above, and we will have more on ABC24 News at 5PM and 6PM.

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