CORDOVA, Tenn. (AP) -- Memphis police say officers helping to serve a search warrant at a Cordova residence fatally shot a man after he pointed a handgun at officers.
A statement from the Memphis Police Department says officers were assisting the Memphis Animal Shelter execute a search warrant alleging animal cruelty. The statement says officers entered the home and found the suspect armed. Police say the man pointed the gun at officers, who fired at him.
The man's name wasn't released.
Police say the animal shelter requested assistance in serving the warrant due to what they described as threatening behavior by the suspect in previous encounters.
Police Director Toney Armstrong said there will be an investigation to assure proper procedures were followed.
Several animals were recovered, including dogs, cats, chickens, opossums and a raccoon.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.