Wild West Memphis shootout with police - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Wild West Memphis shootout with police

(WMC-TV) – Witnesses said it was like a scene out of the wild west. But the shooting they describe happened in a West Memphis neighborhood.

Witnesses at the scene say the suspect reportedly got into an argument with his girlfriend, and allegedly shot her before leading police on a chase.

When police cornered the suspect, we are told the suspect opened fire at the officers. Officers then fired back.

Neighbors say the scene was frightening. One of the neighbors, Glen Briner, recalls the incident.

"I opened the door and saw there wasn't any more shooting going on." Briner said. " I thought about easing out and I said no…I better sit right here. They gave me a look, so I just sat here."

Police are not telling us if either the suspect or any officers were actually shot, or the extent of any of the injuries.

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