Suspect dead, 1 officer shot 4 times, another injured after incident in South Memphis, SCSO says

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Investigators are searching for answers after a deputy was shot. Officials said deputies were executing felony arrest warrant when the shooting took place.

We have not confirmed what the felony arrest warrant was for.

Authorities said the suspect has been killed.

Officials have confirmed two members of the fugitive apprehension team were injured.

One officer was shot four times, once in the vest and another in the leg. The second officer was injured after a dog bite.

The Shelby County Sheriff's Office said one deputy was taken to the hospital in critical condition, another in non-critical condition.

According to SCSO, both deputies have now been released from the hospital.

Investigators are on the scene in the 1200 block of Haven Circle in South Memphis.

Officials have not identified the officers or suspect.

The TBI is also investigating the scene. This is an ongoing investigation.

Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris released a statement concerning the incident:

"I am saddened to hear two of our Sheriff's Deputies have been injured in the line of duty. I commend these deputies for putting their lives on the line every day for the citizens of Shelby County. I ask you to join me in praying for their recovery. I also ask you to please thank any law enforcement officer you see for taking great risk in service to the community."

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Posted by FOX13 Memphis on Wednesday, September 18, 2019

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