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Reward for LYE Dance Academy Administrator Murder Suspect

Gregory Morton is wanted by U.S. Marshals for first degree murder and violation of federal probation.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – U.S. Marshals have announced a reward is being offered for the arrest of the man suspected of killing LYE Dance Academy administrator Juanita Washington.

Gregory Morton is wanted for first degree murder and violation of federal probation.

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Washington, 60, was shot at around 1:00 p.m. on December 29, 2021, while sitting in her car in the parking lot of Walgreens in the 3100 block of S. Perkins in Parkway Village. She died in hospital.

Memphis police said security video showed a man in a white Chevrolet pickup truck with green graphics that read “A&G Lawncare” pull up next to Washington’s car. They said the video shows the man exiting the box, then shooting Washington’s car several times before taking off. The van was recovered later that evening.

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A warrant for Morton’s arrest in the murder was issued on January 12, 2022.

Morton is also wanted for bail violation on a federal weapons charge and a state charge of convicted felon in possession of a handgun.

Morton is approximately 5’11 and weighs 195 pounds. He is considered armed and dangerous.

The Marshals Service said the amount of the reward will be determined by the information provided.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call 901-601-1575.

Homicide Investigation Walgreens 3177 South Perkins Report #2112011360ME December 29, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. Memphis…

posted by Memphis Police Department founded in 1827 to Tuesday, January 11, 2022