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Man Charged With Murder In Shooting of Memphis Cop

Man Charged With Murder In Shooting of Memphis Cop

Alexander Blaise Haydel

Associated Press

July 06, 2011

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Mississippi man who was charged Tuesday with murder in the shootings of a Memphis police officer and another man told investigators he planned to use his military training to kill more officers during the incident.

A court affidavit shows that Alexander Blaise Haydel, 22, was charged with two counts of first degree murder in the deaths of Officer Timothy Warren and Arthur Warren, who are not believed to be related.

The shooting took place Sunday in the Doubletree Hotel, located in the heart of Memphis’ downtown and across the street from a minor league baseball stadium where a game was being played. Police cars and heavily armed officers swarmed the hotel and surrounding area after shots were reported.

Haydel was being held at a Shelby County jail on Tuesday. He has a court appearance scheduled for Wednesday. Records do not indicate whether he has a lawyer.

His mother, Diane Haydel, 42, said she has not spoken with her son since he was charged. She said the family cannot afford a private lawyer. She said she felt bad for the victims’ familes.

“He was drunk and he got angry and now a lot of people have to pay the price for that foolish, foolish act,” Diane Haydel told the Associated Press in a phone interview from her home in Cleveland, Miss.

The court document says Haydel and his wife were visiting Memphis from Cleveland when they got into an argument on Beale Street.

During the argument, Haydel bit his wife’s lip, causing a cut. Haydel was then confronted by Arthur Warren, the woman’s ex-husband, and the two men got into their own argument, police said.

All three then went to the hotel. That’s when Haydel went to retrieve two handguns from two vehicles parked at the hotel, police said in the document.

Haydel found and confronted Arthur Warren on the ninth floor, police said. They fought, and Haydel is accused of fatally shooting the 49-year-old man with one of the guns, the document showed. Haydel then tried to escape by using the stairs.


Officer Timothy Warren

Meanwhile, Memphis police responding to the scene began climbing the stairs in their search for the shooter. Several officers exited on the eighth floor, but Officer Warren continued to the ninth.

The 39-year-old officer encountered Haydel, who is accused of shooting the policeman and took his service weapon and two fully loaded magazines.

Haydel told investigators that he used two military tactics he learned while serving in the Army as an infantryman, the document showed. The first tactic was seeking higher ground to gain an advantage on the officers.

The second was placing two fire extinguishers next to the officer’s body.

“As responding officers attended to Officer Warren, Haydel’s plan was to shoot the fire extinguishers, hoping they would explode and ‘… kill everyone in the blast radius,’” the document said.

Haydel was unable to execute his plan. He was arrested by officers and taken to a hospital with non-critical injuries. A booking photo shows Haydel had cuts on his face and head.

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  • Anonymous-killer-whale-232189_1__max50


    about 3 years ago


    As Sheriff Cobb stated in the movie "Sliverado", he should get a fair trial, followed by a first-class hanging ..........

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    about 3 years ago

    hanks for your dedicated service and sacrafice,officer Warren.In answer to Hbryantt's statement the suspect looks to be in excellent condition.Back in the day,in my city he would still be in intensive care..It's amazing how messed up a person can be falling down a steep flight of stairs.

  • 21_max50


    about 3 years ago


    Rest in peace Brother

  • Pug_max600_max50


    about 3 years ago


    RIPB Officer Timothy Warren.

  • 309


    about 3 years ago


    Judging by all the cuts and bruises on his face it looks like Officer Warren's buddies had a few minutes with the POS alone before they took him in. RIP Officer Warren

  • Policememorial---a_max50


    about 3 years ago


    Rest in peace Officer Warren, may God welcome you home with open arms and may He comfort the loved ones you leave behind.

    Big bump to Robocop33. Send this bastard on a speedy trip to Hell. Why should he enjoy one more breath of life that he denied to a man a thousand times more worthwhile than he is?

  • Angel_kincaid_park_2014_max50


    about 3 years ago


    Bump Robo on this one....
    RIP Officer Warren

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    about 3 years ago

    Bump roboCop

  • Sfa_iv_max50


    about 3 years ago


    Rip officer Warren. Truly missed.

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    about 3 years ago

    Bump RecoilOperated.I can't recall that either.

  • Nose_max50


    about 3 years ago


    I must have missed 'exploding fire extinguisher day' when I went through infantry AIT...

  • Untitledma28839986-0002_max50


    about 3 years ago


    Bump Robo

  • 1979_max50


    about 3 years ago


    This 'thing' needs to be quickly convicted and sent to the front of the line to be executed within the year. I'm serious, there should be no reason why this person should not face execution within a year of this crime and that includes his rights of appeal. Just one appeal at each level and a death warrant signed immediately after the appeal is turned down which needs to take no longer than a month each.

  • Picture_100_max50


    about 3 years ago


    There have been too many stories about pure evil in the last few days. It is truly amazing how little regard some people have for life. Stay safe out there.

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