MPD Releases Identites of Officers in Fatal Shooting

MPD Releases Identites of Officers in Fatal Shooting

The Memphis Police Department has released the names of two officers who fatally shot a man armed with a shotgun on March 10.
MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - The Memphis Police Department has released the names of two officers who fatally shot a man armed with a shotgun on March 10.

Officers were called to Mississippi Blvd and S Danny Thomas Blvd around 3 a.m. on Sunday, March 10 on reports of an armed man in the street. When they arrived on the scene, they found a man armed with a shotgun a short distance away on the 400-block of Georgia Ave.

Investigators say MPD Officers Brandon Hatley and Forrest Wright ordered the man to drop his weapon, but the man refused and opened fire. Police fired back and hit the suspect, killing him. The suspect was later identified as 61-year-old Horace Whiting.

Officer Hatley, 37, has been with the Memphis Police Department since March 2008. Officer Wright, 34, has been there since May 2003. Both officers were relieved of duty pending the outcome of the investigation.

Officer Brandon Hatley (Photo: Memphis Police Dept.)
Officer Brandon Hatley (Photo: Memphis Police Dept.)
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