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Bartlett PD: Man shot by officers may have fired his own weapon

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MPD was with Bartlett police while they were at Ledbetter Ave. on a search warrant. MPD was with Bartlett police while they were at Ledbetter Ave. on a search warrant.
While the search was going on, a suspect was shot by a Bartlett police officer. While the search was going on, a suspect was shot by a Bartlett police officer.
SHELBY COUNTY, TN -

(WMC-TV) – A man was shot by Bartlett police officers, who were serving a warrant on Ledbetter Avenue in Memphis, Wednesday morning.

More than one officer reportedly shot the man, whose identity has not yet been revealed by police. The officers who fired the shots will be placed on leave as the sequence of events is sorted out.

According to Bartlett Police Department, its investigators shot a man in "the back/hip area" while serving a warrant as part of an ongoing drug investigation that began in Bartlett.

The investigation brought them to 766 Ledbetter Avenue, where front windows are now broken out. Police say a man jumped out of a second floor window onto the roof of the carport when police arrived.

"The narcotics officers were standing out in the front yard. The SWAT team was actually making entry," explained Inspector Steve Todd, Bartlett Police Department. "He saw the narcotics officers in the front yard and pointed a weapon at them. There's indication that he did possibly fire judging from the weapon's condition, but that's all we know."

Police say MPD's Organized Crime Unit was helping to serve the warrant. MPD is now working the shooting investigation, while Bartlett Police Department continues to handle the drug investigation.

BPD said earlier Wednesday morning that everyone who was inside the house at the time was arrested.

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