Man Commits Suicide after Shooting at Memphis Police

Man Commits Suicide after Shooting at Memphis Police

A man turned his gun on himself early Friday morning after he shot at Memphis police officers and at least three other people.
MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - A man turned his gun on himself early Friday morning after he shot at Memphis police officers and at least three other people.

Around 12:40 a.m. on Friday, May 24, two women came to the Raines Station Memphis Police precinct to report a man dressed in camouflage shot at their vehicle while they were driving near Craft and Orleans in the Whitehaven area. There was damage to their vehicle, but they were not injured. While the two women were filing their report, officers were dispatched to a shooting in the same area where a woman's back window was shot out of her car. She was not hit.

Police arrived at the 4100-block of Orleans to find the suspect armed with a shotgun. The suspect began firing at the officers, and one officer fired back but did not hit the suspect. He fled into the Raintree Place Apartments and additional officers were called to the scene.

A police helicopter spotted the suspect next to a dumpster, where officers found the suspect dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wounds. His identity has not yet been released.

The officer who fired his weapon has been routinely relieved of duty with pay pending the outcome of the investigation.
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