|Updated: 11/08/2012 4:26 pm
||Published: 11/08/2012 2:46 pm
MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - A Memphis Police officer was shot near the downtown area Thursday afternoon.
The incident occurred around 1 p.m. on Thursday, November 8, on the 500-block of Arrington Avenue. The officer, later identified as Willie Bryant with the Organized Crime Unit, was serving a warrant when he was shot. Bryant was transported to The MED where he is listed in critical condition.
Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong stated Bryant was accidentally shot by a fellow officer who was trying to shoot a pit bull, but missed. Officer Bryant was wearing a bulletproof vest.
Several suspects from the where the warrant was being served have been taken into custody.
Information from WPTY in Memphis.