Police imposters invade Cordova home - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Reported by Jason Miles

Police imposters invade Cordova home

It's enough to upset neighbors on Lida Cove in Cordova.

"That is frightening, very frightening," said one neighbor.

"Obviously cause for concern," said another.

A family was awakened by gunfire early Thursday morning inside a house at the end of the block.

"You know, you'd like to think that it's a relatively safe neighborhood," said a neighbor.

"You just have to be careful these days," added another.

We're told numerous shots were fired in a bedroom by two men claiming to be police.

"At least two individuals knocked on the door and announced they were deputies," said Detective Monique Martin with Memphis Police.

Homeowner Kendrick Brooks was shot twice in the chest after the men barged in.    

"We're hoping to talk with him further and hoping to get more information," said Martin.

Meantime, Action News 5 has learned a lot about him.  According to Shelby County court records, Kendrick Brooks has been charged more than once with possession of marijuana with intent to manufacture, deliver, or sell.

Memphis Police confirm both drugs and money were found during a search of his home.

"What's important now is information about the description of the suspects," said Det. Martin.  "The exact circumstances of what took place inside the home," she added.

Many are glad to learn the crime may not have been random.  On the other hand, they're concerned about their neighbors checkered past.

"Makes you think twice about where you're living," said one neighbor.

Kendrick Brooks might be charged once again with drug possession when he is released from the hospital.  Meantime, call Crime-Stoppers if you know anything about the police imposters who invaded his home.  That number is 901-528-CASH.


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