Shots Fired at Officers near Memphis National Cemetery

Posted on: 8:52 pm, November 15, 2012, by and , updated on: 12:18am, November 16, 2012

(Memphis) A search for a man who fired shots at a Memphis police officer has been called off.

It all started when officers approached a man described as a “suspicious person” near the Memphis National Cemetery.

He was seen approaching a closed business in the 3500 block of Jackson Avenue.

When an officer stepped out of his squad car and asked the man to “show his hands”, the man fired a single shot at the officer with a handgun.

The officer was not hit.

Police set up a perimeter around the cemetery to search for the man, using crews on the ground, K-9 units, and an MPD aviation unit.

Officers never found him.

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