Man Fatally Shot by Police in East Memphis

Man Fatally Shot by Police in East Memphis

Memphis police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in an east Memphis neighborhood Monday evening.
MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com) - Memphis police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in an east Memphis neighborhood Monday evening.

Officers responded to a 911 hang-up call on the 5000-block of Parkside Avenue around 6 p.m. on Monday, July 1. They were advised that a person with possible mental issues lived at the address.

When they arrived, a man hiding in the bushes started firing at officers. They returned fire, hitting the suspect.

The suspect was pronounced dead on the scene. So far his name has not been released. The officers involved will be relieved of duty pending the outcome of the investigation.

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