Update On MPD Officer Shot

(Memphis) Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong said an officer shot Thursday in a ‘friendly fire’ incident remains in critical, but stable condition.

Director Armstrong said officer Willie Bryant is alert.

We also learned Bryant’s wife is 7 months pregnant.

Bryant was shot in the back accidentally another officer who was trying to stop a charging pit bull.               

The officer who fired has been relieved of duty and according to Director Armstrong, is taking the incident hard.

Armstrong reinforced how dangerous the work of police officers is and how events can change quickly. 

Bryant was serving a warrant related to drugs.

Two men have been have been charged related to that warrant

Lazarus Johnson is charged with possession of controlled substance with intent to Mauf/Dell/Sell to wit: Crack Cocaine, possessing a firearm during commission/attempt to commit dangerous felony to wit: handgun Possession of Controlled substance to wit: marijuana.

Charles Cross is charged with Possession of controlled substance with intent to Mauf/Dell/Sell to wit: Crack Cocaine. Possessing a firearm during  ommission/attempt to commit dangerous felony to wit: handgun Possession of Controlled substance to wit: marijuana Resisting Official Detention.

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