TBI investigating Memphis police officer-involved shooting in Frayser
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating a deadly officer-involved shooting in Frayser.
The shooting happened just before midnight Thursday on Hallbrook near Corning Avenue. Right now investigators are still piecing together what exactly led to the officers firing their weapons.
The man who was killed in this incident was identified as Antonio Smith Jr., 35.
According to TBI, Memphis Police officers originally responded to an unrelated “prowler” call in this area when they heard a disturbance between three people -- one of them being Smith.
Officers approached the individuals, and TBI says Smith was armed and noncompliant. That’s when the situation escalated.
We are still waiting to learn more about what exactly happened in the moments before the shooting and with what Smith was armed.PD says no officers were injured in this incident. This is now the department’s third officer involved shooting for the year.
We will continue to bring you more updates as they are available.
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