BREAKING: Rioting After Officer-Involved Shooting In Memphis, Tear Gas Deployed

An officer-involved shooting in Memphis led to rioting Wednesday night.

Memphis, TN - Violent rioting broke out after an officer-involved shooting Wednesday night.

The incident occurred at around 7 p.m. in the 2000 block of Durham when a U.S. Marshal shot a suspect, according to Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

WMC reporter Janice Broach reports that the suspect pulled out a rifle on the U.S. Marshal.

No other information about the shooting incident has been released at this time.

After the shooting, a hostile crowd gathered and the U.S. Marshal Service requested assistance from local Memphis officers for crowd control.

WMCA reporter Joyce Peterson reports that officers showed up without protective gear in an attempt to avoid looking threatening or intimidating.

That's when the crowd started throwing bottles and rocks at the officers.

At least one officer was injured in the attack as officers started to arrive with protective gear. A news reporter was also robbed in the rioting.

Officers deployed tear gas and the crowd mostly dispersed.

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stooge819
stooge819

Like a broken record...

Bobby1874
Bobby1874

Obama's legacy the emboldened thugs and the war on cops.......

The express
The express

I only have one question about this cop shooting people thing. Well if you're not stupid then you know one fact that goes hand and hand with this cop shooting people thing, and that's that more white people are shot every year by cops then blacks are right. So why don't the White people go out there and riot every time some white guy WITH A GUN gets his dumb ass shot?

LEO0301
LEO0301

Happens every time by the same people who have no control over their emotions. Yet, liberals will excuse their behavior no matter how outrageous it might be.

tuggingalong
tuggingalong

Enable and even reward bad behavior and the results will be entitled parasites that think they deserve to “get away with murder” meaning they can do no wrong and should not be held accountable for anything. It’s victimhood and these types of people will always live a sad existence.

Do-The-Job-Right
Do-The-Job-Right

Memphis is just another shithole city.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Will be interesting to see whether this is a good or bad shoot that started all this.

Old Hawg
Old Hawg

Heaven forbid that the police should show up at a riot while wearing riot gear which may keep them from getting injured by rioters. I wonder which idiot made that decision. Surely not someone who was actually getting pelted with thrown objects.

LEO0301
LEO0301

According to a local news feed 25 officers were injured, most minor but a few were serious. Great decision by some administrator to send in officers without protective gear. That is someone who should be demoted and sent in to quell a riot wearing just underwear.

Paul S
Paul S

Responding to a major disturbance/riot with no protective gear in order to not look threatening? WTF ? The dip wads who gave that order ought to be horse whipped then fired.

SDLucas
SDLucas

Once, while working as a military public information specialist during OEF, I had a caller accuse the U.S. Military of being like "terrorists" ourselves. I replied that I hoped that was true - I hoped that our enemies would be terrified by us... Maybe they'd be terrified enough to stop attacking us or our allies, if sane. Political leaders should allow cops to intimidate rioters by showing up in full gear and equipped to use overwhelming force, IMO. It's simply a more effective approach to riot prevention, if not riot control. It's also safer for the cops, and for the community, by increasing the likelihood that at least some of the potential violent rioters would be sane enough to rethink their actions and disperse in the face of armed and armored police forces. The last thing we want is a "fair fight".

sanman899
sanman899

Obama built, democrat owned. ANIMALS!!!!

AnnykaV
AnnykaV

Fuck not looking intimidating, roll in with a damn tank.

bob95648
bob95648

Mogadishu.

bill fuse
bill fuse

Let’s see: LA riots couple decades ago...shop owners responded by shooting at rioters/looters to protect their business, when the LEO’s were overwhelmed...Katrina & other natural disasters-only ones shot were looters, DemonRATS Conv...out of control. From the start, bring in LEO’s prepared with ‘billy clubs’ (remember them), and riot gear ready for moment ‘to protect and to serve’.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

"tear gas was used"

Apparently just not enough of it. They need a "Double Dose" and next time do it much quicker. Stop trying to pacify and pander to these miserable lowlifes.

Grandmoi
Grandmoi

"upset " people in the community...more like "rioters " in the community...fire hoses, tear gas, rubber bullets and K9's work best.

Sinus Constabularius
Sinus Constabularius

Muttly got what he deserved. He was just another thug doing live on the installment plan.

I knew a lot of US Marshals. They don’t come looking for you because you have an outstanding child support warrant.

You point a rifle at them they will kill you. Evidently the “community” thinks that’s ok. Oh well, all out of fuks to give...

Do-The-Job-Right
Do-The-Job-Right

Just Nuke the entire city including the government. Who cares this city is thug-ville from the ground up.