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Man charged in officer-involved shooting in East Memphis

Memphis Police said Monday that 24-year-old Martenio A. King now faces several charges.
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — UPDATE 5-10-2021 - Memphis Police said Monday that 24-year-old Martenio A. King has been charged with aggravated assault, intentionally evading arrest in an auto, unlawful possession of a weapon, reckless driving, and resisting official detention.

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5-9-2021 - Memphis Police Department is investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened Sunday morning. 

Police responded to the Extended Stay on Quail Hollow for reports of a prowler breaking into cars on the lot. While officers were responding to the scene, they said the suspect began driving toward them. One officer fired a gun at the suspect. The suspect then reportedly drove away. 

Officers briefly chased the suspect. They detained him and recovered his vehicle on the 800 block of Claybrook. 

At this time, police believe no one was injured. No arrests have been made. This is an on-going investigation.