1 dead, 1 injured during Memphis police shooting - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

1 dead, 1 injured during Memphis police shooting

(WMC-TV) - One suspect is dead, another is hospitalized and a third is on the loose after a Memphis police officer opened fire Friday morning.

The Memphis Police Department hasn't released the identities of the two people shot.

However, they do say both were wanted for a nearby break-in when they tried to mow down two police officers.

Residents of the Gardenwood Apartment Complex woke up to a massive crime scene.

Just before 8 a.m. police received a call about a break-in that was in progress at the Jennifer Meadows apartment complex.

The property manager followed the prowlers across the street to Gardenwood and led police to the right spot.

"Officers pulled up, pulled on the scene and saw the suspects taking items from one vehicle and placing them into another vehicle," said Karen Rudolph, of the Memphis Police Department. "When the officers got out of the car, two of the suspects jumped into one car and attempted to run over the officers and that's when shots were fired."

Only one cop pulled the trigger. Investigators did not say how many shots the officer fired, but both the driver and passenger were shot.

Their purple Nissan rolled, flipped and crashed.

An investigation will eventually determine if this shooting was justified...

The officers were not hurt.

Police say a third suspect in the break-in got away in a white car, but they do not know the make or model.

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