Memphis man indicted after January police shooting

Tennessee News

 Police have arrested a Memphis man accused of attempted murder several months after police say they shot him as he tried to ram their vehicles in a stolen car.

A Shelby County grand jury indicted 28-year-old Tyrone Whitfield on Tuesday with four counts of criminal attempt of first-degree murder, aggravated assault, theft and intentionally evading arrest in a motor vehicle.

According to a TBI news release, police were investigating a possible stolen vehicle on Jan. 23 when they found Whitfield allegedly trying to flee the scene. Police say he rammed law enforcement vehicles and nearly hit someone.

A deputy fired at Whitfield, striking him in the neck. Whitfield was treated and ultimately released from a local hospital.

Whitfield was arrested by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Friday and booked into the county jail.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Don't Miss

Trending Stories