Suspect arrested, accused of firing shots at officers during barricade situation at Memphis hotel

Published: Aug. 17, 2022 at 4:54 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 17, 2022 at 5:24 AM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A suspect is in custody after, police say, he barricaded inside a Memphis hotel and fired shots at officers early Wednesday morning.

Memphis police officers responded to a call about an unknown situation around 1:20 a.m. at the Economy Inn Hotel on Lamar Avenue.

Soon after they arrived, the suspect fired shots at officers and barricaded himself inside a hotel room, according to Memphis Police Department.

MPD says the suspect continued to fire shots at officers and they returned fire. After a brief barricade, the suspect was taken into custody.

The hotel was evacuated and no officers were injured. However, MPD says the suspect was treated on the scene for a laceration to his hand.

This is an ongoing investigation.

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