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Suspect found dead after shots exchanged, standoff

Published: Sep. 16, 2021 at 2:50 PM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Members of the Multi-Agency Gang Unit attempted to serve an arrest warrant on Ptarmigan Trail when the suspect opened fire on the officers Thursday afternoon.

The gang unit was comprised of Shelby County Sheriff deputies and a Memphis Police officer.

Memphis Police Department says that once the officers were inside the house, the suspect fired shots. One deputy was grazed by gunfire and was injured while attempting to retreat from the house. The Memphis Police officer returned fire and was injured while attempting to retreat from the residence and avoid gunfire.

Police say the suspect retreated into a room within the home and when SCSO SWAT made entry into the room they found the suspect and he was pronounced dead on the scene. It is unknown at this point if the officer shot the suspect or if the wounds were self-inflicted.

Both officers have been taken to the hospital in non-critical condition.

This story will be updated.

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