Woman searching for husband’s killer after alleged road rage shooting in Frayser


MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police and family members are looking for a killer after a man died following a shooting in Frayser.

Memphis Police said Clovis Hodge Jr. was shot Wednesday in the 3200 block of Benjestown Road. He was taken to Regional One in critical condition, but later died from his injuries.

Police haven’t confirmed many details about the killing, but the victim’s wife, Jana Hodge, told WREG that her husband had been shot in the back of the head in a senseless road rage incident around 10:30 Wednesday morning.

“The man cut him off and he mouthed at the guy and apparently that was just the wrong thing to do,” she said. “We’ve got to do something in this city, we have to. I’ve got two little kids I have to raise here.”

Hodge said she was on the phone with her husband when the shooting happened. She and her son tracked his phone using GPS and called paramedics.

She said Hodge was an electrician who was working on rental houses in Frayser. He leaves behind three children.

Hodge “spent every day in Frayser fixing problems for the residents while spreading the love of Jesus. That same neighborhood took his life,” Jana Hodge wrote in a message to WREG.

“He was an extremely Godly man,” she said later. “It was his mission to spread the word of Jesus. He always said he didn’t work for Mid-South, he worked for God.”

Police haven’t made any arrests, but said their investigation is ongoing. They asked anyone with information about this shooting to call Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH.

“I hope that someone has some information that can help the police find the man who did it,” Jana Hodge said. “That’s really what this is all about, justice, it really is.”

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