• Authorities identify MPD officers who shot, killed man in Memphis

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    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The two officers involved in a 2018 deadly shooting of a Memphis man have been identified. 

    According to MPD officials, Officers David Reinke and Brandon Barnes were involved in the incident that left D’Mario Perkins shot and killed on June 25, 2018.

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    Perkins, 29, was shot and killed by the two officers after they stopped him at South Third Street and Mitchell Road. Investigators said Perkins made “immediate threats of suicide” to the officers with a handgun and then immediately fired his weapon.

    The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said that is when Reinki and Barnes fired their weapons.


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    Perkins was found with one gunshot wound and died from his injuries a short time later.

    It is unclear if those officers have or will face discipline following the deadly shooting.

    Police said it is still an open investigation with TBI.

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