MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Memphis Police Department released new details about an incident in Downtown Memphis that led to the death of an officer and injuring of three other people.
Police said the suspect responsible for the incident is a 21-year-old man. The suspect shot two people in front of Westy's on North Main Street, as well as an employee with Bass Pro Shop at the Pyramid.
Witnesses said that a black man was walking down the street, randomly shooting and pointing a gun at others. One witness said he had to console the children of one of the victims.
Two victims, ages 39 and 57, were taken to Regional Medical Center in critical condition.
The Bass Pro Shop employee, 21, was taken to the hospital in non-critical condition, but has since been released.
Bass Pro Shop released the following statement:
Police said the suspect stole the vehicle used to run over MPD Officer Verdell Smith from the 5300 block of Knight Arnold Road around 7:24 p.m. on Saturday.
The suspect was taken into custody. He has been identified as Justin Welch, 21.