Earlier this week, police shot and killed a man who opened fire on them in East Memphis.
Neighbors told officers the suspect suffered from a mental illness.
It's an unpredictable danger, any time police go on a call.
And it could only get worse, since funding has been cut to help the mentally ill here in Shelby County.
Dr. Altha Stewart is with the city's "Just Care Family Network.
- Just Care Family Network