25 officers injured at scene of Memphis shooting

Posted at 8:20 AM, Jun 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-13 09:20:52-04

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis police say 25 officers were injured and three people were arrested at the scene of a fatal police shooting.

Police director Michael Rallings said Thursday morning at a news conference that after the shooting of a suspect being sought for felony warrants a group of protesters gathered and became irate, throwing rocks at officers and causing damage to police vehicles and a nearby fire station.

Officers then donned protective riot gear and used a chemical agent that resembles tear gas to disperse the crowd. Rallings said the officers suffered mostly minor injuries but a few were serious.

He implored residents to wait until the TBI finishes its investigation before spreading possible misinformation about the shooting.