Massive Police Presence After Officer-Involved Shooting In Memphis; Reports of Looting, Officers Injured


MEMPHIS, Tennessee — Dozens of officers from multiple agencies were on scene of an officer-involved shooting in North Memphis Wednesday evening.

The scene is in the 2000 block of Durham involving — the Frayser neighborhood.

It was unclear what led up to the shooting or how many people were shot. Breaking911 can confirm the officers involved were from the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force — part of the US Marshal Service.

Following the shooting, large crowds swarmed the area and there were reports of rocks being thrown at officers as well as stores being looted.

Images from local media showed police standing shoulder-to-shoulder across a street to prevent the crowd from entering the crime scene. The officers were not seen in riot gear.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation was called to the scene to investigate. The Memphis police department says they were not involved in the shooting.

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Posted by WMC Action News 5 on Wednesday, June 12, 2019


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