Police shoot, kill knife-wielding man in downtown Memphis

(WMC-TV) - Memphis Police shot and killed a 19-year-old man in front of the FedEx Forum early Tuesday morning.

The shooting happened around 1:45 a.m. Tuesday at 4th and Beale Street.

Police said a woman ran up to officers, saying a man was threatening people with a knife.

Officers asked the suspect to drop the knife several times. When he refused to drop the weapon, officers called for backup. As officers approached the man, police say he turned on them.

The suspect was transported to the MED where he later died.

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