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Officer shoots man outside of FUM Church

Star Staff Reports

Millington Police are investigating a shooting involving an officer.

According to reports, on Sunday on the lot of First United Methodist Church in the 8000 Block of Wilkinsville Road, a police officer responded to a call about a suspicious person around 2 p.m.

The suspect had a weapon and aimed it at the officer. The officer fired shots, hitting the suspect. The suspect was taken to the Regional Medical Center in Memphis in non-critical condition.

The incident took place as member of the church were preparing for a Christmas party.

According to witnesses, the suspect came up to the church and knocked on the door of the Food Pantry demanding to be allowed in. An officer was called and arrived to encounter the suspect.

Then the suspect was ordered to drop his weapon.

When the suspect refused, investigators said officers fired in self-defense hitting the suspect one time in the lower right arm.

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