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TBI identifies man killed after MPD officer injured in shooting at Oakhaven gas station

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said the man who died was James West Jr., 39, of Sarah, Mississippi.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Update 12/6/2022: The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has identified the man found dead after a shooting with a Memphis Police officer. The TBI said the man was James West Jr., 39, of Sarah, Mississippi.

The Memphis Police Department said Tuesday morning that the officer who was shot Monday night is now stable.

Memphis Police Chief CJ Davis said the officer was shot at least twice, and she's hopeful he will recover both mentally and physically.

Davis said, "Our officers are dealing constantly with critical situations; fortunately our officer is in stable condition & we are working with the hospital and hope he can be released today."


One man was killed and a Memphis Police officer was injured in a shooting in Oakhaven Monday night.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating the shooting.

During a news conference, a TBI spokesperson said the Memphis Police Department received a call at 9:15 p.m. reporting a suspicious vehicle parked at a gas station in the 4200 Block of Winchester Rd. near Lamar.

MPD arrived at the scene, and an officer approached the vehicle, TBI investigators said.

According to TBI, shots were fired between the officer and the individual inside of the vehicle. TBI said it is unclear what led to the shooting.

After shots were fired, the individual ran to a nearby business in the 4100 Block of Winchester. The shooting victim was later found deceased in a vehicle. 

The officer was transported to Regional One in critical condition. 

TBI said the bureau is unsure how long the investigation will take. To follow the story, check for updates on the TBI Newsroom.

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