The Commercial Appeal

Memphis police look for person of interest

- Dima Amro

Almost a month after longtime Memphis bartender and former manager at The Beauty Shop Shea Grauer was fatally shot, Memphis Police are looking for a person of interest.

Memphis Police Department on Sunday released a surveillan­ce camera video of a person of interest in Grauer’s Feb. 18 death near Lockett Place and South Belvedere Boulevard.

The footage shows an individual wearing a ballcap, jacket, light-colored pants and tennis shoes, said Theresa Carlson, MPD public informatio­n officer. Police are working to identify and locate this person.

Carlson said the footage was captured around the time Grauer was killed.

MPD responded to a shooting around midnight Feb. 18 in Midtown where officers found Grauer dead with a gunshot wound.

Police said no arrests have been made in connection to the shooting, and this is an ongoing investigat­ion.

Grauer, 55, had been an employee at The Beauty Shop for 18 years, including 17 years as a manager.

About seven months prior to Grauer’s death, his brother Beau Grauer was also killed.

On July 24, Memphis police responded to a shooting around 10:30 p.m. on the 600 block of Hawthorne Street and found Beau Grauer dead at the scene, according to a tweet by the department.

Beau Grauer was 50 when he died.

The Kevin Shea Grauer Memorial Fund, a Gofundme to help support Grauer’s family, continues to accept donations.

Funeral services for Grauer will begin at 11 a.m. April 1 at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 1695 Central Ave. The Beauty Shop will host a reception and second line following the funeral.

MPD asks for anyone who recognizes the individual or has informatio­n about this incident to call Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-2274.

Dima Amro covers the suburbs for The Commercial Appeal and can be reached at Dima.amro@commercial­ or on Twitter @Amrodima.

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