Drug suspect killed after firing gun at Memphis police officers - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Drug suspect killed after firing gun at Memphis police officers

Memphis Police officers shot and killed a suspect who fired a gun at them late Thursday night.

Authorities said Timothy Jones ran from police as they were detaining several individuals in North Memphis Thursday night. Two officers pursued Jones who then turned around and fired a handgun at the officers.

"He tried to evade to the officers," said Sgt. Vince Higgins, a Memphis Police spokesperson. "When the officers cornered him, he turned with a weapon. The foot chase lasted about a block."

One of the officers, who has not been identified and has been relieved of duty with pay, returned fire and fatally wounded Jones. He died at the scene.

Memphis police said they are continuing an investigation into the shooting.

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