Deputy released from hospital after being shot on duty, sheriff says

Deputy released from hospital after being shot on duty, sheriff says

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - The Shelby County sheriff’s deputy who was shot in the line of duty has been released from the hospital, according to Sheriff Floyd Bonner.

Bonner said the deputy, who has not been identified, had surgery on his leg Wednesday.

The shooting happened near 3 a.m. Wednesday at Eden at Watersedge apartments.

The deputy was with an 8-man fugitive apprehension team and was serving a warrant for Keyshon Parham, 19, who had several felony warrants.

Parham ran, which led to a chase and shots were fired. The deputy was shot in the leg, although he did not fire at Parham.

The 19-year-old was shot and killed.

Police said Parham was the person responsible for the Oct. 9 shooting at I-40 and Hollywood. Two of those five people were arrested, including one of the shooting victims.

Deputy 'doing well' after being shot on duty

"We were trying to find him hopefully with peaceful resolve, but it didn't work out that way," Bonner said.

The deputy was rushed to the hospital in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the leg. His condition was later upgraded to non-critical.

“He was in a lot of pain at the time. But he was saying, ‘Sheriff, I’m alright.’ He was thanking me for coming down. I’m like, I wouldn’t have it any other way,” Bonner said.

According to Bonner, the deputy has been on the force for nearly 10 years and goes after high-risk warrants frequently.

"You've got to want to be out there on that front line, and that officer does," Bonner said. "You're always aware of the danger."

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