Suspect killed, officer injured in Whitehaven shooting

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- A man was killed and a Memphis police officer injured during a shooting in Whitehaven Tuesday evening. The suspect was transported in critical condition, and was later pronounced deceased. The officer was transported to Regional Medical Center in non-critical condition. MPD says officers were in the 4500 block of Aldridge to find a "wanted party" and shots were fired. Family members identified the suspect as Anthony Bess, who had a warrant for aggravated assault. Last week, MPD put out a BOLO at the same address after an off-duty officer was dragged by a shoplifting suspect's car outside a Collierville Kroger. Employees at the Kroger at Houston Levee and Winchester detained the shoplifter when an altercation ensued at about 6:30 p.m. last Tuesday. The officer noticed what was happening and intervened to help, but the suspect got away, ran into the parking lot, and got into a car. The officer chased after the suspect and was dragged by the getaway vehicle. His knee and leg were scraped, but he was otherwise OK. MPD has not yet said if last week's incident is connected to the shooting.

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