When U.S. Marshals went to the home of a Memphis man who had multiple felony warrants out, the criminal attacked. He tried to ram the vehicles multiple times, and then exited his vehicle armed.
So, officers shot him.
The incident, which seems completely and comprehensively justified, incensed local ignorants, who then ‘protested.’
The results of the mob attack left 25 officers injured.
Fox News reported:
Memphis police say 25 officers were injured and three people were arrested at the scene of a fatal police shooting.
Police director Michael Rallings said Thursday morning at a news conference that after the shooting of a suspect being sought for felony warrants a group of protesters gathered and became irate, throwing rocks at officers and causing damage to police vehicles and a nearby fire station.
Officers then donned protective riot gear and used a chemical agent that resembles tear gas to disperse the crowd. Rallings said the officers suffered mostly minor injuries but a few were serious.
He implored residents to wait until the TBI finishes its investigation before spreading possible misinformation about the shooting.
A spokeswoman with the Tennessee Borough of Investigation says U.S. Marshals went to a home in Memphis to look for a man with felony warrants before the suspect was fatally shot.
Keli McAlister said at a news conference early Thursday that marshals with the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force went to a Frayser home about 7 p.m. on Wednesday. They saw the man get into a vehicle and she says the he proceeded to ram police vehicles with his car multiple times and then he exited the car with a weapon.
McAlister says marshals opened fired and the suspect died on the scene.
She did not identify the suspect but family members confirmed to the Daily Memphian that 21-year-old Brandon Weber died.
McAlister did not say how many marshals fired or how many times the man was shot.
Authorities in Tennessee are investigating a shooting involving members of a regional fugitive task force.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said on Twitter that its agents were on the scene of a shooting in Memphis on Wednesday night.The state police agency says the shooting involves the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force, which includes the U.S. Marshals Service and other law enforcement agencies.
Family members confirmed to the Daily Memphian that 21-year-old Brandon Weber died.
No Memphis police officers were involved in the shooting.
Memphis Police Department said on its Twitter page that several officers received minor injuries due to individuals throwing rocks and bricks.
The shooting occurred around 7 p.m. local time, as officers from the U.S. Marshals Service – Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force tried to take a man into custody. When the officers approached the man, law enforcement officials said, he was getting into his car in the Frayser community in northern Memphis, Tenn.
When the officers tried to stop the man, who was wanted on multiple warrants, “he reportedly rammed his vehicle into the officers’ vehicles multiple times before exiting with a weapon,” according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, which is investigating the case.
“The officers fired striking and killing the individual,” the TBI says.
Officials have not released the man’s name, but Shelby County Commissioner Tami Sawyer identified him as Brandon Webber.
“I was in Frayser tonight because Brandon Webber was shot 16-20 times in his family’s front yard on the same day as the Pulse nightclub shooting anniversary,” Sawyer says in a tweet, “and on the same day that the DA chose not to charge another police officer for murdering a civilian.”
In another post, Sawyer says, “Don’t judge Frayser without asking a community how it feels to mourn their youth over and over again.”
Don’t judge him? Don’t judge a felonious criminal who tried to kill U.S. Marshals? Don’t judge a lawless punk who would undoubtedly have continued his life of crime?
What sort of idiot says something like this?
The situation escalated as people in the crowd began throwing rocks and bricks at officers, according to Memphis police. Around 10 p.m. local time, police began using tear gas against the protesters, according to the Daily Memphian.
— Luke Jones (@LukeJonesTV) June 13, 2019
Six wounded officers were taken to the hospital, Strickland says, adding that at least two journalists were also hurt and “multiple” police cars were vandalized.
“A concrete wall outside a business was torn down. The windows were broken out at fire station 31,” Strickland says on Facebook.
“Let me be clear — the aggression shown towards our officers and deputies tonight was unwarranted.”