Man killed after shootout with Memphis Police officer identified

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating the circumstances that led to a deadly officer-involved shooting in Memphis.

The shooting unfolded Monday night around 9:15 p.m. near Winchester Road and Lamar Avenue in the Oakhaven neighborhood.

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The Memphis Police Department (MPD) received a call about a suspicious vehicle at a gas station located in the 4200 block of Winchester Road, according to TBI.

An officer arrived three minutes later and attempted to make contact with the person in the vehicle.

For reasons still under investigation, shots were fired by both the person in the vehicle and the officer, TBI said.

Both were shot. The officer was shot multiple times and critically injured.

On Tuesday morning, MPD said the officer was in stable condition. The officer was released from the hospital on Tuesday evening.

MPD said the officer was wearing a protective vest at the time of the shooting.

He was taken to Regional One.

Police found him in an idling vehicle, where he was pronounced dead.

The suspect in the car then ran to a nearby business in the 4100 block of Winchester Road.

He was later identified as 39-year-old James West Jr., of Sarah, Miss., TBI said.

The investigation is active and ongoing, TBI said. Special agents are working to gather all relevant interviews and evidence.