Man who died in officer-involved shooting in Northeast Memphis identified

Memphis, Tenn. — UPDATE 9/20/2021: The Sumner County Sheriff’s Office said Andrew Christian had warrants for DORL, Criminal Impersonation, Simple Possession Meth, Drug Para, Forgery, Tampering with Evidence, and Creating a False Impression of Death.

UPDATE 9/17/2021: The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has identified the man who died in this officer-involved shooting as 34-year-old Andrew Christian. According to the TBI, authorities in Memphis were attempting to serve him an arrest warrant out of Sumner County when the shooting occurred.


A barricade situation in Northeast Memphis ended with one man dead and authorities injured Thursday afternoon, according to an update from the Memphis Police Department.

Officers with the Multi-Agency Gang Unit were attempting to serve arrest warrants out of Sumner County at a house on Ptarmigan Trail around 12:40 p.m.

PHOTOS: Barricade situation in Northeast Memphis

When FOX13 crews made the scene, ATF agents, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office deputies and members of the Memphis Police Department had roads blocked off around the neighborhood in both marked and unmarked cars.

While inside the home, officers were fired upon and at least one officer returned fire. All of the officers exited the house. Two jumped through a window and sustained injuries, according to the TBI.

Both injured officers, a Memphis Police officer and a Shelby County Sheriff’s deputy, were taken to an area hospital for treatment.

Memphis Police said that, after the gunfire exchange, the suspect went into a room.

Members of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office SWAT responded to the scene and entered the house. The man was found dead inside the house from an apparent gunshot wound, TBI said.

Police could not determine Thursday evening if the suspect died from an officer’s bullet or one of his own.

At the request of District Attorney General Amy Weirich, TBI special agents are investigating the circumstances leading to the shooting.

Make sure to check back for updates on this developing story.