1 killed in Memphis officer-involved shooting

Tennessee News

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WKRN) – State agents are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Memphis that left one person dead.

Memphis Police say officers responded to a “prowler call” in the 3600 block of Hallbrook Street around 11:30 p.m. Thursday.

Before officers cleared the scene, they heard a loud disturbance across the street and approached the people involved.

According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, as officers approached, someone who was armed failed to comply with officers’ demands, but it’s still unclear as to why.

TBI identified the man as 35-year-old Antonio Smith Jr.

MPD said two officers fired their weapons and Smith was shot and killed. No officers were injured during the incident.

The TBI is on scene and will be handling the investigation.

“The loss of life is unfortunate regardless of the situation. Our prayers go out to the family members of the deceased, ” said Memphis Police Director Michael Rallings.

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