Officer Identified in Fatal I-40 Shooting Incident

Officer Identified in Fatal I-40 Shooting Incident

Memphis police have released the name of the officer involved in the fatal shooting of a suspect on I-40 last Wednesday.
MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - Memphis police have released the name of the officer involved in the fatal shooting of a suspect on I-40 last Wednesday.

Daniel Brock, 47, was shot after he charged at officers with one hand behind his back as they tried to talk with him about an earlier road-rage incident near the intersection of I-40 and Sycamore View.

Officers were trying to talk with Brock after a driver called 9-1-1 saying Brock was following him, and started spitting and banging on his window near the intersection of I-40 and Whitten Road.

Officers tried to talk with Brock, but MPD Director Toney Armstrong said he wouldn't listen to officers.

"After continuous commands from the officers requesting that the suspect stop and show his hands were ignored, an officer shot one time from his duty weapon striking the suspect," police said in a statement. Brock was pronounced dead on the scene.

The department later identified the officer as 48-year-old Officer Manuel Saldana, who has been with MPD since June 2009. He has been routinely relieved of duty pending the outcome of the investigation.

Brock has a history of violence with police. In January 1999, Brock was arrested after he opened fire on investigators. Police say Brock, then 33, shot his wife's co-worker after the co-worker intervened in a fight between the two. Brock left and then returned to the scene, opening fire on investigators.

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