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1 dead in home after gunfire exchange with Memphis police

September 17, 2021 GMT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A man has died after exchanging gunfire with a Tennessee police officer as a law enforcement anti-gang unit tried to serve arrest warrants inside a home in Memphis. Two officers were injured, including a deputy cut by glass as he jumped through a window, authorities said.

Memphis police and Shelby County deputies were fired upon after entering the home Thursday and at least one returned fire before the officers escaped, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said.

A sheriff’s SWAT team then responded and found the man dead when they entered the home; it wasn’t clear whether he was hit by police gunfire or died of a self-inflicted gunshot, Memphis Police said in a statement on Twitter.

Both officers are expected to recover from minor injuries, officials told The Commercial Appeal.