Shots Fired at Memphis Police Officers

Posted on: 5:54 am, May 24, 2013, by , updated on: 07:17am, May 24, 2013

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(Memphis)  MPD investigators are looking into a shootout between an armed man and several Memphis police officers in Whitehaven.

The situation unfolded around 12:45 a.m. Friday on Raines Road between Orleans and Auburn.

Police say a woman came into the Raines Station precinct headquarters and told officers that a man wearing camouflage shot at her near Craft and Orleans.

Officers went out to check the area and found the man on Orleans. He shot at officers and one of them returned fire.

Police say the suspect wasn’t hit — but a police cruiser was damaged by bullets. The man then ran off into the woods.

A police helicopter later spotted him by a dumpster at an apartment complex. By the time officers on the ground caught up with the man, he shot himself.

He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

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