Woman dead after shot by Memphis police during attempted traffic stop of stolen car

Published: Dec. 15, 2021 at 3:15 PM CST
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A woman is dead following an attempted traffic stop in Memphis Wednesday afternoon.

Police say officers were near Third and Mitchell, checking for a stolen car from Olive Branch. Officers came into contact with the car and attempted to stop the female driver, but she refused to stop.

Memphis police say an officer discharged a weapon at the woman after she hit a police vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Her identity has not been released.

One person was detained.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) will conduct the investigation.

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