REPORT: Man Killed after Shooting Memphis Police Officer

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MEMPHIS — A Memphis police officer shot and killed a man in a public library on Thursday afternoon after the man shot another officer, critically wounding him, the authorities said.

The Memphis Police Department, which has been under intense scrutiny after the beating that led to the death of Tyre Nichols last month, said that the man who was shot was pronounced dead at the scene. The officer was taken to a hospital in “extremely critical” condition, the department said.

Keli McAlister, a spokeswoman for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, which was called in to investigate the shooting, said the Memphis police responded to a report of a man trespassing at a business near the Poplar-White Station Library around noon. The same man got into a confrontation with someone else about 30 minutes later inside the library, Ms. McAlister said, and when the police tried to talk to him, he pulled out a gun and shot an officer.

A second police officer then fatally shot the man, she said. Ms. McAlister said that both officers, as well as the man whom the police killed — identified by the bureau as Torence Jackson Jr., 28, of Indianapolis — were Black men.

The officer was taken to Regional One Hospital. according to MPD,  the officer is in “extremely critical condition.”

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  1. You have to dig…but…”Torence Jackson Jr., 28, of Indianapolis — were Black men”. how about a mugshot? How about all 3 names…no middle name…there is a deliberate and global pract

    • ice now happening to obscure the identity of all non-white…persons of color’s identity when they are involved/perpetrators of a crime…..WHY????


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