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TBI identifies man shot, killed by officers as suspect in I-40 shooting

MEMPHIS, Tenn. —The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has identified the deceased person following a deputy-involved shooting early Wednesday morning.

Keyshon Parham

The suspect was identified by a TBI spokesperson as Keyshon Parham, who was wanted on multiple felony warrants. One of those was issued just last week by the Memphis Police Department following a triple shooting on I-40 at Hollywood on October 9.

According to information provided by authorities, the Memphis Police Department and Shelby County Sheriff’s Office had been searching for Parham and just received information that he was possibly at the Eden at Watersedge Apartment complex in Fox Meadows.

” Officers were searching for a fugitive who had active, felony warrants,” TBI spokesperson Susan Niland said.

Early Wednesday morning law enforcement officers were executing an arrest warrant at the address when Parham reportedly fled through another exit. A chase ensued and there was an “altercation.”

At some point, two law enforcement officers fired their weapons and Parham was shot and killed.  A deputy who did not fire his weapon was also shot in the leg and rushed to the Regional Medical Center in critical condition.

As of Wednesday evening a spokesperson with the Sheriff’s Office said the deputy was alert and visiting with his family.

The TBI would not say if Parham shot at the deputies or if they found a weapon at the scene, saying it was under investigation.

WREG discovered Parham has been arrested multiple times for various driving offenses, theft and assault.

Back in March Memphis Police released surveillance video taken at a southeast Memphis gas station of a man stealing a car.
Records show officers connected Parham to the crime after receiving a tip and when they showed up to his listed address they found the car’s key in his pocket.
WREG went to that same home Wednesday afternoon after the deputy-involved shooting.
No one inside came to the door.
Neighbors, not wanting to be identified, recognizing Parham’s picture.
“I thought that he was a good kid, he’d be outside cutting the grass with his parents,” one neighbor said.
A few we talked to said they have seen law enforcement at the home before.