TBI investigates after man shot, killed by police after firing at officers

Published: Dec. 9, 2022 at 1:01 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 9, 2022 at 2:10 PM CST
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) is investigating after a man was shot and killed by a Memphis police officer on Friday afternoon.

According to TBI, police were investigating a carjacking that took place a day before.

Police were in the area of Star Line Drive and Cimmaron Drive just after noon when they spotted the carjacked vehicle and three suspects.

TBI says one of the suspects, 40-year-old Latoris Taylor, fired his weapon at officers, and one officer returned fire.

Taylor was shot and rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The other two carjacking suspects were arrested without incident.

No officers were wounded during the incident.

This is the third shooting involving a Memphis police officer since Nov. 21.

It’s also the second shooting involving an officer this week. The first was Monday night when a police officer was critically injured at the corner of Winchester Road and Lamar Avenue.

Neighbors in the area recounted Friday’s shooting.

“I heard about four or five gunshots,” said a neighbor in the Westwood neighborhood. “Then I heard the sirens.”

Per protocol, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) is leading the case now.

“When a second vehicle approached it, officers attempted to make contact with the three individuals inside of the approaching vehicle,” said TBI Spokesperson Keli McAllister. “All three individuals ran.”

One neighbor who didn’t want to go on camera says she’s lived in the area for more than 40 years and says the neighborhood is quiet and mostly full of elderly people.

“I was surprised when I came out and saw all of this stuff out here,” said the neighbor. “We don’t have this kind of stuff over here.”

Action News 5′s camera caught two vehicles being towed away from the scene: a silver Kia sedan and a black BMW SUV.

Memphis police tell us no charges have been filed against the two other people taken into custody.

We’re also still waiting on details from Memphis police on Thursday’s carjacking that led to this shooting.

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