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Memphis Police officer shoots man while responding to domestic dispute

A Memphis Police officer shot a suspect armed with a knife while responding to a domestic altercation Tuesday morning.

Investigators said the incident happened while the officer was responding to a domestic dispute call just after 4:00 a.m. Tuesday in an apartment in the 1700 block of East Raines.  When the officer arrived, as the woman who called police let the officer in, a 22-year-old suspect lunged at the officer, in what appeared to be an attempt to stab him.

The officer fired one shot at the suspect, striking him in the arm.

The suspect was transported to the Regional Medical Center in Memphis, where he was later listed in non-critical condition.

The officer has been relieved of duty pending an investigation into the shooting.

Stay with WMCTV.com for updates on this story.

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