Police: Man with shotgun fatally shot by officer in Memphis

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

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.

 

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