Man accused of shooting into FOX13 news station to undergo mental evaluation

Published: May. 3, 2023 at 7:03 AM CDT|Updated: May. 3, 2023 at 11:52 AM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The man charged with shooting into a local news station Tuesday morning will receive a mental evaluation.

Jarrad Nathan, 26, surrendered to police after an hour-long barricade inside a nearby Ubee’s restaurant located on South Highland. He’s charged with aggravated assault and reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon.

Jarrad Nathan, 26
Jarrad Nathan, 26(Memphis Police Department)

Police say Nathan wanted to speak with the news team but ended up firing a shot into the glass at the station with an AR-style rifle.

Police say he was taken into custody after 1 p.m. after crisis negotiators were able to persuade Nathan to turn himself in.

Nathan is also charged with aggravated assault from an incident in March, with his aunt being the victim. He remains in the Shelby County Jail on a $25,000 bond for that incident and $250,000 bond for the incident at FOX13.

Nathan will reappear in Shelby County court on May 17.

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