MPD: Off-duty Arkansas officer holds murder suspect until Memphis police arrive

MPD: Off-duty Arkansas officer holds murder suspect until Memphis police arrive
One person is dead after a shooting at a Marathon gas station in east Memphis. (Source: WMC)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Police have charged a man with second-degree murder after a deadly shooting Wednesday in east Memphis, and according to the police report, an off-duty officer from a neighboring state held the suspect at the scene until Memphis police arrived.

The shooting happened Wednesday morning at a Marathon gas station on Summer Avenue west of High Point Terrace.

William Mitchell
William Mitchell (Source: MPD)

According to the report, an off-duty officer from Arkansas heard the gunshots and detained William Mitchell at the gas station. While handcuffing the man, the officer told MPD Mitchell had a gun in his waistband and shared details about the shooting, which Mitchell said followed a physical altercation.

The report says a witness recorded the altercation between Mitchen and Austin Norfleet.

MPD officers found Norfleet unresponsive near a gas pump. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to the report, Mitchell admitted to the shooting during an interview with homicide investigators.

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