Man shot by Memphis officer facing charges

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Police say that a man who was shot after pointing a shotgun at Memphis officers has been charged with aggravated burglary and assault.

Memphis police say 29-year-old Joe Willis was discovered by officers who responded to an alarm call at a home early Saturday.

Police said Willis pointed a shotgun at the officers. An officer fired shots at Willis, who was struck once.

Willis ran away and later was located at a hospital in Southaven, Miss. He was airlifted in critical condition to the Regional Medical Center in Memphis. His condition is now stable.

The officer has been relieved of duty with pay pending the outcome of the investigation. He has not been named.

Online court records do not show if Willis has a lawyer.


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