Suspect Charged in Murder of Memphis Police Officer

Suspect Charged in Murder of Memphis Police Officer

Murder charges have been filed in the shooting death of a Memphis police officer.
Officer Timothy Warren  (Facebook)
Officer Timothy Warren (Facebook)
Officer Timothy Warren
Officer Timothy Warren
Officer Timothy Warren (Facebook)
Officer Timothy Warren (Facebook)
Officer Timothy Warren (Memphis Police Dept.)
Officer Timothy Warren (Memphis Police Dept.)
Officer Timothy Warren and family (Facebook)
Officer Timothy Warren and family (Facebook)
Arthur Warren
Arthur Warren
MEMPHIS, TN – Murder charges have been filed in the shooting death of a Memphis police officer.

According to a police affidavit, Alexander Blaise Haydel has been charged with two counts of First-Degree Murder in the shooting death of Memphis Police Officer Timothy Warren and another man, Arthur Warren.

Memphis police say Alexander and his wife, Bobbie Warren, were visiting Beale Street when they began to fight. The couple, along with family and friends, was visiting Memphis from Cleveland, Ohio. During the fight, the affidavit states, Haydel bit his wife’s mouth, causing a noticeable cut. That is when, police say, Bobbie Warren’s ex-husband stepped in and the two began to argue.

The three of themn and family and friends, went back to the Double Tree Hotel in Downtown Memphis. Police say on the way back, Haydel stopped at the group’s cars and got two handguns. He then went inside the hotel and started fighting with Arthur Warren. During that fight, investigators say, Haydel pulled one of the two guns from his waistband and shot Warren, killing him.

Memphis police say many officers responded to a call about shots fired at the hotel. Police were told that someone was injured on the 8th or 9th floor. Some of the officers started climbing the stairs. A group of officers went in to check out the 8th floor while the others continued to the 9th. Officer Timothy Warren was among those who went to the 9th floor.

Police state in the affidavit, at some point, Officer Warren ran in to Haydel and was shot and killed. Authorities say Haydel then took Officer Warren’s gun and two fully loaded ammunition magazines.

Authorities went on to say, in the affidavit, “Haydel advised he used two military tactics he learned while serving in the United States Army as an Infantryman. He advised he went up the stairwell to ‘higher ground’ to gain a tactical advantage on responding officers. Additionally, he advised he positioned two fire extinguishers near Officer Timothy Warren’s body. He planned to utilize the ‘Buddy Response System’ against responding officers. As responding officers attended to Officer Warren, Haydel’s plan was to shoot the fire extinguishers; hoping they would explode and ‘…kill everyone in the blast radius.’”

Alexander Haydel is expected to be arraigned Wednesday morning, July 6, 2011. He is currently on suicide watch at the Shelby County Jail.

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