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TN Officer Killed In Independence Day Shooting

TN Officer Killed In Independence Day Shooting

An undated image released by the Memphis police department shows Officer Timothy Warren

Associated Press

July 05, 2011

MEMPHIS, TN — Authorities were investigating Monday after a Memphis police officer and another person were shot to death at a hotel in the middle of the city’s entertainment district filled with people celebrating the Fourth of July.

In a news release, police said a suspect was in custody and he was hospitalized due to non-critical injuries sustained during his arrest.

Police Director Toney Armstrong says Officer Timothy Warren, a patrol officer with the department since 2003, died at Regional Medical Center after the shooting.

Warren was among several officers responding to a call at the Doubletree Hotel around 7 p.m. Sunday. A civilian victim, who had not yet been positively identified, was also shot and pronounced dead at the scene in what officials said started as a domestic dispute.

Armstrong has been director of Memphis police department for just a couple months.

“Even if you had been the director 20 years, this is the one phone call that you hope you never have to get,” he said.

WMC-TV reported that police had responded earlier in the night to a disturbance call involving the same suspect, but let him go. When they were called back, the officer who was shot took the stairs while other officers took the elevator.

Police cars and heavily armed officers swarmed the hotel and surrounding area. The hotel sits at a busy intersection adjacent to the historic Peabody hotel and the Memphis Redbirds minor-league stadium, where a game was in progress.

Joel Miller of Maryland was attending a family reunion at the hotel. He told The Commercial Appeal that he got in an elevator with the suspect, who was wearing shorts and a plaid shirt.

He “seemed off,” Miller told the newspaper, “like he was out of it.”

Miller said as the man got off on the third floor, he pulled a gun from his pocket. “He looked at us and pointed his finger and did like this,” Miller said, pretending to fire a weapon.


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    aussie4

    about 3 years ago

    5328 Comments

    God Bless Leo Warren and his family.

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    milcop

    about 3 years ago

    762 Comments

    RIP My Brother.

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    dcrump

    about 3 years ago

    192 Comments

    R.I.P. our law enforcement borther!

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    Anonymous

    about 3 years ago

    Res In Peace, Officer Warren. My prayers are for your family, friends, and department as they pass thru this time of grief.

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    revCCBeasley

    about 3 years ago

    2944 Comments

    RIP Officer. We Pray for y6our family amist the loss. The Community will miss you and nyour service.

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    Anonymous

    about 3 years ago

    RIP

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    WACollector

    about 3 years ago

    764 Comments

    Rest In Peace, Brother.

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    DDemlong

    about 3 years ago

    2238 Comments

    RIP

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    Katz

    about 3 years ago

    8260 Comments

    RIP Officer Warren. Prayers to his family and friends.

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    DALLASCRANE

    about 3 years ago

    19382 Comments

    RIPB Officer Timothy Warren.

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    OlympicJoy

    about 3 years ago

    374 Comments

    Rest in peace Officer Warren.

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    boritico

    about 3 years ago

    928 Comments

    R.I.P.B.

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    batman2944

    about 3 years ago

    738 Comments

    Rest in Peace Brother, and God Bless!

    "Train for the Fight"

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    RLW

    about 3 years ago

    292 Comments

    RIP Brother, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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    Anonymous

    about 3 years ago

    I'm happy that they have a suspect in custody. Sad to say that the maximum price the suspect could possibly pay will never equal whats due.

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