UPDATE: 10:15 p.m.
Around 9:30 p.m. about a dozen peaceful protesters showed up at the scene of the shooting.
FOX13 spoke to people who live in the neighborhood who said shootings like this are not the norm.
Every once in a while we might have something going on in the store but other than that its quiet, said Rick Giban.
Activist Hunter Demster arrived to the Mapco gas station shortly after the shooting.
I think there are better, smarter ways to go about apprehending violent criminals than the current method we are seeing in shootings, said Demster. When you have people not from our city, federal agents that abide by different policies and procedures and the people of Memphis have no say over. Im not surprised to see something like this happening.
I have no words for the fact that this keeps happening, somethings got to give somethings got to change, said Demster.
UPDATE: 6:55 p.m.
TBI confirmed that officers with the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force were at the gas station to arrest a fugitive murder suspect.
According to the TBI, investigators found a car that was connected to the suspect.
When officers tried to surround the suspects car, the driver later identified as a young man who was not the fugitive reportedly tried to flee by backing up and ramming nearby vehicles several times, including those belonging to officers and at least one civilian.
TBI said after the driver rammed agents, a marshal shot him.
They said the man ran away from the gas station but was arrested across the street from the scene.
TBI found that the car, the man was in, was reported stolen.
They added that the man was hospitalized with injuries not believed to be life-threatening.
No law enforcement officers were injured.
Multiple police agencies are on the scene of an officer-involved shooting in South Memphis.
The shooting happened at a Mapco Gas Station on Elvis Presley Tuesday afternoon.
In a statement, a spokesperson for the US Marshals said:
The U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force was involved in a line-of-duty shooting 8/25/2020 in Memphis, TN. The U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force were attempting to arrest a suspect wanted for First Degree Murder and Possession of a Weapon. A suspect has been taken to the hospital with what are thought to be non-life threatening injuries. No law enforcement officers were injured during the incident. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is the lead investigative agency on this incident. The U.S. Marshals Service will also conduct an internal review after the T.B.I. completes its investigation. As a matter of policy, the U.S. Marshals Service will not release the names of deputy marshals involved in shooting incidents, until the conclusion of all investigations surrounding the incident.
The TBI confirmed they are handling the investigation.
A TBI spokesperson said:
At the request of 30th District Attorney General Amy Weirich, TBI Agents are responding to a reported officer-involved shooting in the 2400 block of Elvis Presley Boulevard, involving the US Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force. Initial reports indicate one individual, who is not a law enforcement officer, has been shot by an officer, and sustained injuries not Immediately believed to be life-threatening.
Our team is just arriving to the scene and we will provide further information later this evening.
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