Deputy Shot 5+ Times, Another Wounded, Then They Take Out Shooter In Gunfight

Two Shelby County sheriff's deputies are recovering from wounds received while serving a warrant on Wednesday afternoon.

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.

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flybynight
flybynight

Clearly friendly fire or possibly an ambush? Or both?

JBo
JBo

Apparently they grow tough deputies in Shelby County. Praying for the officers.

Vodkabreakfast
Vodkabreakfast

5 hits and still with us - and returned fire! Too busy kickin ass - time for hospital later! Hard as nails! I choose to believe they both WILL recover. I’m in awe of these LEOs facing down this element of antisocial zombies, who seem to have nil regard for any life, including their own. Don’t bother burying the perp. The earth will just spit him back out.

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Suspect has been identified as Willie Ed Hudson. According to the link below, here are some of his prior charges. I have left many out.

#1 CONVICTED FELON IN POSS OF HANDGUN #2 CONVICTED FELON IN POSS OF HANDGUN

#1 AGGRAVATED ASSAULT #2 AGGRAVATED ASSAULT #3 ASSAULT M #4 ASSAULT M #5 CONVICTED FELON IN POSS OF HANDGUN #6 CONVICTED FELON IN POSS OF HANDGUN #7 POSS CONT SUB W/I MAN/DEL/SELL #8 POSS CONT SUB W/I MAN/DEL/SELL #9 POSS FIREARM/DANGEROUS FELONY #10 POSS FIREARM/DANGEROUS FELONY #11 POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA #12 POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA #13 REMOVE MANUFACTURER ID PLATE #14 REMOVE MANUFACTURER ID PLATE #15 UNLAWFUL POSS WEAPON #16 UNLAWFUL POSS WEAPON

#1 DRIVING WHILE LICENSE S/R/C #2 DRIVING WHILE LICENSE S/R/C #3 DRIVING WHILE LICENSE S/R/C #4 IMPROPER DISPLAY OF REGISTRATION

#1 AGGRAVATED ASSAULT #2 AGGRAVATED ASSAULT #3 HARASSMENT

#1 DOMESTIC ASSAULT-BODILY HARM #2 DRIVING WHILE LICENSE S/R/C #3 SPEEDING M #4 VIOL OF VEHICLE REGISTRATION LAW M

#1 DOMESTIC ASSAULT-BODILY HARM #2 DOMESTIC ASSAULT-BODILY HARM

#1 CRIMINAL TRESPASS

#1 ALT/FALS/FORG AUTO TITLE/PLATES #2 DRIVING WHILE LICENSE S/R/C

#1 POSS COCAINE W/I MANUF/SELL/DEL #2 POSS CONT SUB W/I MAN/DEL/SELL

Delete the spaces... https://tinyurl.com/y 3 r 8 3 g z q

apd1971
apd1971

Gun laws really stopped him didn't they.

MajScallywag
MajScallywag

Good riddance to yet another certified piece of shit. Hope he likes his accommodations in HELL.

Vinny6922
Vinny6922

Adios scumbag

bryantrent
bryantrent

Good job saves the taxpayer a lot of money

Salmissra
Salmissra

This is the most productive thing this POS has ever done; push up daisies.

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Another piece of shit waste of oxygen!! Good riddance!! Glad it saved the tax payers the cost of an attorney, trial and incarceration!!

Kevcali
Kevcali

Prayers for the injured officers and their department

Janken
Janken

I would rather pay extra each month to have more prisons and keep people in jail tha. Keep letting these low life live to hurt more people