Deputy Shot 5+ Times, Another Wounded, Then They Take Out Shooter In Gunfight
Memphis, TN – One Shelby County sheriff’s deputy was shot and another was injured after a suspect opened fire inside a home where they were serving an arrest warrant on Wednesday afternoon.
Shelby County Sheriff’s Captain Anthony Buckner said the incident occurred at about 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 18 when deputies were serving a warrant at a home on Haven Circle near Elvis Presley Boulevard, WMC reported.
Capt. Buckner said the deputies were inside the home when the suspect opened fire and that deputies returned fire.
Memphis Police Director Mike Rallings said that multiple deputies and police officers were on the scene to execute arrest and search warrants as part of the Metro Gang Unit, WMC reported.
Capt. Bucker said one deputy was shot five or six times in the leg, abdomen, and shoulder, the Commercial Appeal reported.
That deputy was transported to Regional One Hospital in critical condition.
Director Rallings said that deputy was wearing a ballistic vest, WMC reported.
A second deputy was injured during the melee, but the Commercial Appeal reported that he may have been bitten by a dog, according to a social media update posted by the sheriff’s department.
He was released from the hospital on Wednesday night.
The Shelby County sheriff has not yet released the name of either of the deputies who were wounded.
The gunman who opened fire on the deputies was killed when they returned fire, and declared dead at the scene, WMC reported.
Police were also withholding the suspect’s name pending notification of next of kin, Capt. Buckner told reporters.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation took the lead in the investigation of the officer-involved shooting, WMC reported.