Witnesses Angry Over Shooting Involving West Memphis Officer

Witnesses Angry Over Shooting Involving West Memphis Officer

Witnesses said Nathan Lee Warren was shot at least five times right outside the Walker Street Grocery store. They said it is police brutality.
MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com) - Witnesses said Nathan Lee Warren was shot at least five times right outside the Walker Street Grocery store. They said it is police brutality.
"He shot him down like he was at the gun range. He didn't use no procedure what so ever. He just opened fire," witness Maurice Hunter said.

West Memphis residents are furious with police.

"They didn't ask him to freeze, say police…He stopped right here and ran up shooting," witness Broderic Blakes said.

Witnesses said West Memphis police came to the grocery store with guns blazing.

They were called because 41 year old Nathan Lee Warren got into an altercation with someone outside the store.

As tempers flared, police arrived.

West Memphis Police said Warren was armed.

They ordered him to drop his gun, but he refused.

Investigators said Warren then pointed his gun at officers.

But witnesses said that is not true.

“About five or six shots. He got hit like 5 times. One of them was in the jaw. They were shooting him when he was down," Blakes said.

Arkansas State Police are investigating the case.

The 2 West Memphis police officers involved in the shooting are relieved of duty, pending the investigation.

The Arkansas State Police are not giving any more information until the prosecuting attorney reviews the case.

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