Dozens of Memphis police injured after fatal shooting sparks violent clashes

Protests break out after Tennessee shooting involving US Marshals

Keli McAlister, a spokeswoman for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, said in a news conference early Thursday that it was "unclear" how many marshals had fired at Webber, according to The Washington Post. "The officers fired, striking and killing the individual".

Memphis police said none of its officers was involved in the shooting.

"Let me be clear - the aggression shown towards our officers and deputies tonight was unwarranted", Strickland said. Six of those injured had to go to the hospital.

But he lauded the composure of the officers as they became targets of attack. "I'm impressed by their professionalism and incredible restraint as they endured concrete rocks being thrown at them and people spitting at them". Multiple police cars were vandalized, the windows at a nearby fire station were shattered and a concrete wall outside a local business was torn down, according to Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland.

In addition to the injured officers, Strickland said, "At least two journalists were injured".

In one instance captured on social media, protesters used a chair to smash out the back window of a police vehicle. At least three people at the protest were arrested, Rallings said.

The police director implored residents to wait until the TBI finishes its investigation before spreading possible misinformation about the shooting.

'Frightening' number of plant extinctions found READ MORE
It takes many years to be sure a plant has been wiped out, meaning there are many species awaiting formal confirmation. Nearly 600 plant species have been lost from the wild in the last 250 years, according to a comprehensive new study.

Memphis police said people in the crowd threw rocks and bricks, with 25 officers suffering mostly minor injuries.

Officers said they saw Webber get into a vehicle and that he then proceed to ram task force vehicles several times before exiting with a weapon.

Officers cordoned off several blocks near the scene. How many times will this be ok?

Memphis police, who say they were not involved in the shooting, were called to assist investigators as a crowd grew around the scene.

The fugitive, who has not been officially identified, was attempting to leave an area in Memphis's Frayser neighborhood when he was confronted by agents of the U.S. Marshals Service-Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force.

Shocking photos show armed police facing off with an angry crowd as the streets descended into chaos following the fatal shooting with hundreds of riot-gear clad officers called into to quell the unrest.

The victim's aunt, Yolanda Holmes, told the Daily Memphian that police claimed he was shooting at an officer but the family were still trying to confirm details.

Related:

Comments

Latest news

Visa Relying on DLT Elements in New Cross-Border Payments Network
It's also hard to track the transfer's progress and predict how much it will cost, including the foreign exchange rate. As such, Visa will have access to FIS's client list who can choose to use the Visa B2B Connect for payments.

Pelicans Hire Swin Cash As VP Of Basketball Operations, Team Development
The Pelicans are revamping their front office, as Griffin, the former general manager of the Cavaliers, was hired in mid-April. She is expected to work alongside executive vice president David Griffin to craft the future of the franchise.

Jessica Biel: ‘I am Not Against Vaccinations’
Most people who spoke were opponents of the bill who said vaccines had hurt their children, the Times reported . Biel came to join the lobby against SB 276, a state bill criticised by anti-vaccination advocates like Kennedy.

Atletico Madrid chief Gil Marin: I've known Griezmann's next club since March
Antoine Griezmann will play for Barcelona next season, according to Atletico Madrid CEO Miguel Angel Gil Marin. The player's release clause is now €200million, after he signed a new contract with Atletico just last summer.

Volvo, Uber reveal production-ready, autonomous vehicle
In the event any of car's primary systems fail, the backup systems are created to immediately act to bring the vehicle to a stop. The drone then meets an Uber Eats driver at a drop-off location, and the driver will hand-deliver the meal to the customer.

Justin Bieber Backtracks on Tom Cruise Octagon Challenge
The story is I saw an interview with him, and he was just on my mind". "I just do that stuff sometimes". It started when Bieber shot off a tweet and challenged Cruise to a fight.

Real Madrid sign Ferland Mendy to continue summer spree
The next player who seems closest to signing with the Blancos is Mendy , from Lyon . The French International, 24, has signed a six-year deal at the Bernabeu.

NASA Announces International Space Station Tour But Only Few Can Afford It
NASA has published a price list for the ISS and the trip would definitely be costly to a very high degree. It means that private companies will be able to take "private astronauts" to the ISS for up to 30 days.

Samsung's $350 Galaxy A50 smartphone arrives in the U.S. on June 13
On Tuesday, Samsung announced three new Galaxy A-series smartphones in the us such as Galaxy A50 , Galaxy A20 and Galaxy A10e. The A50 additionally includes a sizable 4,000mAh battery with fast-charging capabilities, NFC and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Deal for Ryan Kent should kill Rangers swoop for Ojo
Leeds could certainly use Kent in their promotion efforts but it remains to be seen where the attacker will end up for 2019-20. The 22-year-old is in demand following an excellent season with Rangers in the Scottish Premiership.

Google to remove auto-syncing between Google Drive and Google Photos
"Any photos or videos from Drive in Photos that you have uploaded prior to this change will remain in Photos", added Google . Once this change takes place, new photos and videos from Google Drive will not automatically appear in Google Photos.

Love Island Start Date Officially Confirmed
However he was forced to pull out of 2019's series after he and AJ were attacked in a nightclub over Christmas past year . The channel tweeted a short clip of host Caroline Flack on a lilo this morning along with the hashtag #DayDotIsComing.

Chris Froome set to miss Tour de France with broken leg
Froome received treatment quickly from medical staff with a race ambulance that was near the scene of the crash, Brailsford said. Froome was eighth in the Dauphine standings, 24 seconds behind leader Dylan Teuns of Belgium.

United Kingdom telcos urge government to clarify position on Huawei
They are concerned at the government's inability to decide whether Huawei technology will be approved for use in new 5G networks. The security and resilience of the UK's telecoms networks is of paramount importance.

Could the oil Industry in India See Higher Profits?
One of the issues for Indian oil companies is their requirement to sell below market to subsidize prices in their home country. The US pulled out of the agreement earlier this year as President Trump claimed he was looking for a better deal.

Other news