Memphis, TN – Violent rioting broke out after an officer-involved shooting Wednesday night.
The incident occurred at around 7 p.m. in the 2000 block of Durham when a U.S. Marshal shot a suspect, according to Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
WMC reporter Janice Broach reports that the suspect pulled out a rifle on the U.S. Marshal.
No other information about the shooting incident has been released at this time.
After the shooting, a hostile crowd gathered and the U.S. Marshal Service requested assistance from local Memphis officers for crowd control.
WMCA reporter Joyce Peterson reports that officers showed up without protective gear in an attempt to avoid looking threatening or intimidating.
That’s when the crowd started throwing bottles and rocks at the officers.
At least one officer was injured in the attack as officers started to arrive with protective gear. A news reporter was also robbed in the rioting.
Officers deployed tear gas and the crowd mostly dispersed.
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