The Memphis Police Department this weekend reported shootings that injured six people as well as additional shootings that killed four people.
On top of that, Memphis Police also reported that one person in the city used his vehicle to intentionally run over and kill another person.
This, according to the police department’s Twitter page Saturday and Sunday.
Memphis Police reported Saturday that they had arrested Mario Harlan, 24, and charged him with first degree murder, apparently for the killing on Olive Street. Police did not list Harlan’s city of residence.
Police also reported shootings at Third Street and G.E. Patterson Avenue, Given Street and North Holmes Street, Beaver Trail, East Raines Road, Millbranch Road, and another one at Raines Road and Weaver Road. In all of those cases the victims survived.
Memphis officials also reported that a known suspect allegedly ran over someone near Janice Circle.
“Preliminary information – an unresponsive male was located lying on the sidewalk,” Memphis Police reported.
“He was transported to Baptist East in critical condition where he later died.”
The suspect was in a 2009 or 2010 Ford Expedition when he intentionally ran over the victim, Memphis Police said.
Police did not identify the suspect.
In Memphis, the U.S. Department of Justice will supplement state and local law enforcement agencies by sending 16 federal investigators to the city on temporary assignment for 90 days. This, followed by 24 permanent agent assignments from the FBI, DEA, ATF, and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
“Under the leadership of Michael Dunavant, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, these investigators will complement the work already underway by existing joint federal, state and local task forces focused on combating violent gangs, gun crime, and drug trafficking organizations,” according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice.
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