Chaos erupts in Memphis following deadly shooting involving U.S. Marshal

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating a deadly officer-involved shooting in Frayser.

The man shot and killed has been identified by the TBI as 20-year-old Brandon Webber.

According to the TBI, the shooting happened about 7:00 p.m. Wednesday in the 2000 block of Durham “involving members of the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force, US Marshal Service.” 

The TBI says preliminary information indicates multiple officers with the U.S. Marshal Service located Webber, who was wanted on multiple warrants, at the home on Durham as he was getting into a vehicle. While trying to stop him, they say Webber rammed his vehicle into the vehicles of officers before getting out with a weapon. Investigators say that’s when the officers fired, hitting and killing Webber.

Around 8:00 p.m., the Memphis Police Department was asked by the US Marshal Service to help regarding the shooting, but no MPD officer was involved in the shooting itself. 

Memphis Police say a total of 36 officers and Shelby County deputies suffered minor injuries from rocks and bottles thrown during the protests following the shooting. Several were taken to hospitals, and all have since been released. The protests died down before midnight as rain began to fall on the scene.

Police say three adults were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. One of those three were also charged with inciting a riot.

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