Man charged with attempted murder after shooting at police helicopter, officials say

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — It’s a bizarre and extremely bold act that got captured on cell phone and eventually posted on Instagram last week.

A video of Davion Green allegedly shooting three times at an MPD helicopter.

The video taken down eventually.

According to an affidavit, on June 1, an MPD aviation unit was dispatched at 4 a.m. to monitor a large group of vehicles.

The vehicles were involved in several vandalism and burglaries.

The vehicles were observed pulling onto several business lots, according to the affidavit.

The vehicles pulled into a Metro PCS on Elvis Presley Boulevard and the suspects began to burglarize the store.

When an MPD officer arrived, the suspects began to flee.

According to the affidavit, Davion Green, 20, was in the back of a black 2004 Chevy truck armed with a .223 caliber weapon.

Green began firing shots at the police helicopter that was hovering above the store.

An officer pursued the truck. These events were captured on video.

Investigators found the truck in the 500 block of Leath Street in North Memphis.

The truck was registered to Green’s aunt, according to the affidavit.

The truck was towed to the city lot.

Green’s aunt told officers she saw him on a Facebook Live video, according to the affidavit.

During the processing of the truck, investigators recovered a shell casing that matched to a scene earlier in the evening in which Green fired shots into a Mid-American Pawnshop.

Green has been charged with two counts of Attempted Second-Degree Murder and Employing a Firearm During a Dangerous Felony.