Officer involved shooting near Frayser Boulevard; suspect in critical condition

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis Police Officer left a 20-year-old Davonte Weatherford in critical condition after investigators say he pointed his gun at the officer.

Police responded to a call at Advance Auto Parts at the 2600 block of Frayser Boulevard where they say four to five men were armed and threatening customers.

When officers arrived they arrested one of the suspects while the others fled the scene on foot.

Police say they chased the other suspects when Weatherford reportedly turned and pointed a handgun at the officer. The officer then fired his weapon at Weatherford.

Police say Weatherford was transported to the hospital in critical condition.

The officer was not injured.

Officials have two suspects in custody and say the remaining suspects are still at large.

A handgun was recovered at the scene.

Police have charged Weatherford with aggravated assault, theft of property under $1000 and evading arrest foot pursuit.

Weatherford remains in critical condition.

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