Mississippi Police on High Alert After Memphis Killing

MEMPHIS, TN (Ben Caxton) — Mississippi law enforcement remains on high alert following last week’s officer-involved shooting in Memphis. 20-year-old Brandon Webber was shot and killed by U.S. Marshals after he rammed task force vehicles several times and stepped out of his car with a gun Wednesday night. Riots broke out in downtown Memphis afterward; rioters threw bricks and rocks, damaging several police cars and leaving 36 officers injured. Webber was wanted in connection with an attempted murder investigation in Hernando – the victim in the June 3rd shooting was shot 5 times and survived when ambushed while meeting Webber in an attempt to sell his car. Webber’s father and the Gangster Disciples street gang are now reportedly calling for revenge against law enforcement. A similar threat against law enforcement was issued by gang members following the murders of two Hattiesburg police officers in 2015.

 


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1 Comment on "Mississippi Police on High Alert After Memphis Killing"

  1. I haven’t met any racist officers in MS. They’re safe until noted otherwise

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