MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Memphis police say an officer is on leave after shooting at an armed man in Hickory Hill.
It happened around 11 a.m. Tuesday near Ridgeway and Knight Arnold Road.
According to the police report, the officer spotted Denarius Warren walking with a handgun hanging out of his pocket. When the officer tried to talk to Warren he took off running.
Police say the officer “gave lawful commands” but the man wouldn’t comply.
“During the encounter, the officer fired a shot but did not strike the suspect,” police said on the department’s Twitter page.
The officer arrested Warren at the corner of Ridgeway and Ridgeline. The report says Warren dropped a handgun at the scene and had marijuana in his pocket.
Warren was arrested for evading arrest, marijuana possession and unlawful gun possession because he didn’t have a handgun carry permit.
Police say the officer was routinely relieved of duty while the incident is under investigation.