MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Police in Tennessee say a man with a mental condition who pointed a shotgun at a police officer has been fatally shot by the officer.
Memphis Police Department spokesman Louis Brownlee said officers were called to a home Wednesday night. Officers began speaking with the 30-year-old man, but he did not comply with orders from police.
Brownlee said the man pointed a shotgun at an officer, who then shot the man.
Brownlee said the man had a mental condition but did not release further details.
The man died at a hospital. His name has not been released. Brownlee says both the man and the officer are black. The officer’s name has not been released.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating.