Issue #10

Three suspects ID’d by tipsters

in three Memphis murder cases

Two suspects remain at large

Three CrimeStoppers tipsters provided information in September that helped Memphis Police investigators issue murder warrants for suspects in three separate homicide cases. Unfortunately, two of the men remain at large and are considered fugitives.

The CrimeStoppers Awards Committee awarded $12,000 for the three tips.

               The three men are:

Randy Johnson, wanted in the shooting death February 4, 2023 of a mother of three on Preston Street in south Memphis. Johnson may be the father of the three children. Johnson has a long list of past felony charges, including another murder, domestic assault with bodily injury, contempt of juvenile court and violation of parole.

Shane Riddle is charged with shooting two men June 23, 2023 on Marsonne Street in South Memphis. Both men were hit by multiple bullets. One died and one was taken to the hospital in critical condition but survived. A tip came to CrimeStoppers in early July identifying someone using the name “Vooda Deshun” on Facebook as the shooter.


Police soon issued a warrant for Riddle in the shooting, and he was found and arrested this week. He is charged with murder, attempted murder, and employing a firearm as a convicted felon. He has earlier arrests for aggravated kidnapping, attempted rape of a child, burglary and other charges.

Paulino Cano Garcia, 19, (no photo available) was identified by a tipster as the person responsible for a killing outside an Autozone store on Jackson Avenue September 16, 2023. The victim had been selling shoes on a street corner. An argument led to a shooting and the man died of his injuries.


The tipster provided a license plate number and a phone number for the suspect and Garcia was developed as the shooting suspect by detectives.


The three citizens who called CrimeStoppers all were awarded $4,000 for information leading to the murder charges. As Johnson and Garcia now are fugitives, more award money is available to anyone who can provide location details.

Tip of suspect’s location ends

in arrest of man FBI sought

An anonymous tipster contacted CrimeStoppers September 1 and gave the address of a man wanted for aggravated assault.


 It turned out the man also was wanted by numerous law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, on many very serious charges.


Steven Busby was arrested by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office SWAT and Narcotics team and by agents with an FBI task force in September at the Wilshire Road address.


Agents had been working with local law enforcement to locate Busby for his involvement in interstate stolen gun dealing, for being part of a forgery and identity theft ring, for heavy drug sales, and multiple train and semi-truck burglaries in which hundreds of thousands of dollars in stolen Nike merchandise had been stolen.


His arrest and subsequent search yielded 20 stolen and illegally modified firearms, 21 pounds of marijuana, more than $6,000 in cash, a stolen Dodge Ram pickup truck, thousands of rounds of ammunition of various calibers, fraudulent ID cards and checks, drug paraphernalia and some of the Nike clothing.


One significant case was cleared in the arrest. Many more clearances are expected, including pending federal charges.


Busby was held without bond. His history includes aggravated assault, aggravated burglary and theft charges. Paid to the tipster $1,000.

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CrimeStoppers by the numbers

The three murder cases awarded this month brought the number of homicides cleared thanks to anonymous tips to 12 for the calendar year.


Altogether for the month of September, 29 tips were awarded a total of $27,900 - one of the biggest totals for one month in CrimeStoppers history. More than $30,000 in property was recovered as a result and 32 felony crime cases were cleared from police records.

To review all the tips data for the year, visit this page on our main website:

Cold cases site helps detectives

A new website provides information on numerous cold-case homicides.

A Cold Case is an unsolved felony crime awaiting the discovery of new evidence. It is a case that was suspended after the initial investigation for lack of leads but remains an open file.

It is a case that sometimes may require a new set of investigative eyes, and the aid of the public.

It is CrimeStoppers’ strong belief that in every crime someone knows something — it could be a seemingly small detail — that could be enough to lead to a solution — and justice for the victim and the victim’s family.

CrimeStoppers here offers a series of Cold Case files for public consideration. To provide a tip call or test CrimeStoppers: 528-CASH (2274).
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