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19-year-old accused of shooting at Memphis police officers

Tyren Henley
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Published: Oct. 21, 2021 at 7:42 AM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A 19-year-old is facing several charges after he’s accused of firing shots at Memphis police over the weekend.

According to an affidavit, police approached Tyren Henley after he got into a vehicle on the scene of an “armed party” call at a shopping center on Austin Peay Highway Saturday.

Once an officer walked to Henley’s vehicle, he put the car in reverse and fired four shots from the vehicle as he backed away. Police say there were four officers on the scene at this time along with the shopping center full of customers.

The affidavit says Henley led police on a 20-minute chase but he was eventually able to get away.

The officer who approached Henley identified him in a lineup on Tuesday. The incident was recorded on the officer’s body camera, according to the affidavit.

Henley is charged with four counts of aggravated assault, reckless driving, reckless endangerment and evading arrest.

His bond is set at $75,000.

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