Local I-Team: New information on suspect shot & killed by officers in south Memphis

Local I-Team

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – Local 24 News has new information about the suspect killed in Wednesday night’s officer-involved shooting in South Memphis.

The metro gang unit was there to arrest Willie Hudson on an attempted first-degree murder charge and a felon in possession of a handgun charge.

It was quiet at this mobile home park Thursday. Wednesday, the metro gang unit got into a shoot-out with Hudson while trying to serve a warrant.

A man next door recorded cell phone video of the of shooting through a window. But William Taylor who lives a few doors down, slept through the entire thing.

“I didn’t even know no one was dead till they told me,” said Taylor.

According to a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation release, the officers received consent to enter the home, and at some point during the search, they encountered an armed individual. During the confrontation, shots were fired and the individual was fatally wounded. They later identified the individual as Hudson.

People who live in the mobile home park say Hudson stayed there regularly but was not a full-time resident.

“It’s tragic to the family, at the end of the day, it is what it is,” said resident Austin Fooshe.

Hudson has a history of drug, theft and robbery convictions.

The Local I-Team learned, last week, Hudson was named in a police report in connection to a shooting at the Peppertree apartments, the day before the warrant was issued for his arrest.

Two deputies were injured, one of them shot, the other bitten by a dog. Both have been released from the hospital.

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