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Police officer shot by partner trying to kill dog

A Memphis Police officer was shot near the downtown area Thursday afternoon.
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.
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