Memphis police officer shot while serving drug warrant - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis police officer shot while serving drug warrant

A number of suspects were taken into custody at the scene of the shooting. A number of suspects were taken into custody at the scene of the shooting.

A Memphis Police officer was shot at the Garden Inn on American Way in Memphis Friday night, officials said.

The officer, a member of the department's Organized Crime Unit, was serving a drug warrant when he broke down the door of the motel room.

A suspect, using a female as a human shield, fired at the officer through the female.  The officer was hit in the lower chin with the bullet. 

The female was taken to the Regional Medical Center in Memphis in serious condition.  The officer suffered minor injuries.

Officials said police officers did not fire any shots during the encounter.

Along with the shooter, two other people inside the hotel room were arrested.  Officials said the female shooting victim would also be questioned about her involvement with the suspect.

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