A LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT is in effect into Wednesday due repeated rainfall. A Flood Watch is in effect for our area until 7 AM Wednesday. Where there are more pauses in the rain, totals will be closer to 2 inches but some will receive at least 4 inches of rainfall total. Creeks and streams run high and areas with poor runoff could face flooding problems. Busy commute hours could face more slowdowns, with fog and standing water on roads as well.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong says guns are too available in the city.
Armstrong spoke Tuesday about a fatal police shooting early Sunday that killed 61-year-old Horace Whiting. Police responded to a call about a man shooting a shotgun on a city street. When officers confronted Whiting and told him to put down the gun, he fired again and police shot him.
The Commercial Appeal reported Armstrong called the shooting "unfortunate" and said not everyone who can obtain a firearm should have one.
Friends and family members have told reporters Whiting had mental health issues and had been drinking.
Armstrong said officers were forced to make a decision whether to shoot in a matter of seconds.
Two officers are on paid leave while the shooting is investigated.