Police identify security guard who shot a man after argument with MATA bus driver

Police identify security guard who shot a man after argument with MATA bus driver

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Investigators have charged security officer Milz Mayhorn with aggravated assault, following shooting outside the MATA bus terminal.

Police said the 28-year-old shot a man outside the MATA bus terminal in downtown Memphis Friday morning.

Officers responded to a report of a shooting near A.W. Willis and North 2nd Street around 7:30 a.m.

Police said Mayhorn followed the victim off MATA property and was attempting to detain him. The man Mayhorn shot did not have a weapon.

According to an affidavit, Mayhorn told police he warned the shooting victim he would shoot him in the leg if he didn’t come with him.

Mayhorn also admitted he fired when the victim wouldn't come with him to write his report.

The man was taken to Regional One Hospital in critical condition. He has since been upgraded to non-critical condition.

WMC found that Mayhorn has an active armed security guard license in the state of Tennessee.

Police confirmed he was contracted with Ambassador Worldwide Protection Agency.

The agency has an office in Cordova. A spokesperson said there would be no comment and she had no statement.

A MATA spokesperson also declined to comment on the situation, saying only that it’s an active police investigation.

Mayhorn is set to be in court Monday.

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