MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Brandon Webber was shot and killed by U.S. Marshals Wednesday night in a Memphis neighborhood. He was "wanted on multiple warrants," which included violent crimes in Hernando, Mississsippi, according to law enforcement agencies in the Mid-South.
The officer-involved shooting in Frayser led to tense moments in the neighborhood between community members and police. The man at the center of it all has been identified by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation as Brandon Webber.
Shelby County Commissioner Tami Sawyer first identified the man shot as Webber early Thursday morning.
Hours later, the TBI added an updated news release to their website that confirmed Webber was the man shot and killed by U.S. Marshals. He was 20-years-old.
The TBI said he had felony warrants out for his arrest.
Don’t judge Frayser without asking a community how it feels to mourn their youth over and over again. What do people do with their pain and trauma when it gets to be too much, when a city has ignored them, when their loss is too great and they can no longer yell at the sky?— Tami Sawyer (@tamisawyer) June 13, 2019
The warrants for Webber's arrest were out of Hernando, Mississippi, according to several law enforcement agencies.
The Shelby County District Attorney General's Office went into further detail but did not say exactly what the charges were on the warrants. In a statement, the DA's office said Webber was "wanted on multiple warrants, including violent felony offenses."
The warrants stemmed from a shooting on June 3, 2019 in Hernando.
FOX13 spoke to John Champion, the District Attorney over the 17th Circuit Court District in Mississippi. He confirmed the warrants stem from an incident where a man was shot multiple times while trying to sell his vehicle.
The car owner agreed to meet up with Webber in Hernando to sell his Infiniti G-35, according to Champion. During the test drive, the owner said Webber stopped the car near MLK and Hill Street. The owner approached the driver’s side and said Webber shot him multiple times, Champion said.
DAG Champion told FOX13 Webber's warrants were related to that case.
Social media posts indicate Brandon Webber attended the University of Memphis and graduated from Central High School. SCS confirmed he graduated from Central High in 2017.
Commissioner Sawyer said that Webber was shot as many as 20 times before he died.
I was in Frayser tonight because Brandon Webber was shot 16-20 times in his family’s front yard on the same day as the Pulse nightclub shooting anniversary and on the same day that the DA chose not to charge another police officer for murdering a civilian.— Tami Sawyer (@tamisawyer) June 13, 2019
Memorials on Facebook and Twitter have continued to populate in remembrance of Webber.
Angel Logan, who identifies herself as Webber's cousin, said he was a father.
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