Memphis community leader shot and killed in robbery attempt after leaving charity event

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Glenn Cofield Murder Folo 5pm Sunday

MEMPHIS, Tenn. ( – A Memphis man was shot to death in a robbery attempt in Midtown late Friday night.

Memphis Police say 57-year-old Glenn Cofield was shot and killed at 152 E. Parkway North between 10:30 – 11 p.m., after leaving a charity event for St. Jude.

In a news conference Saturday night, MPD homicide investigators said, Mr. Cofield and his wife were getting into their car, when the suspect approached.  The suspect and Cofield got into a verbal argument prior to the shooting.

The only suspect description at this time is that he was wearing a hoodie and left in a dark colored car.  It’s unknown if there were more than one suspect.

According to a bio on the Barnes Pettey website where Glenn Cofield was a financial advisor/branch manager, Cofield was a 1979 graduate of Oxford High School and a 1983 graduate of Ole Miss.  He joined Barnes Pettey in 1993.  Cofield was very active in the community, having served in the past as Treasurer and President of Carnival Memphis.  He was a member of the FedEx St. Jude Golf Tournament Committee of 100, board member of the Institute of Management Accountants, and was a founding board member of Paragon Bank in Memphis.

Glenn Cofield is survived by his wife and three sons.

MPD is asking for the public’s help with information about this crime.

If you have information that could help investigators, you’re asked to call CrimeStoppers at (901) 528-CASH.

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