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A local Mississippi attorney is representing the U.S. Marshals Service after a fatal shooting in Memphis, Tennessee.

Posted: Jun 14, 2019 6:59 PM
Updated: Jun 17, 2019 9:37 AM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - A local Mississippi attorney is representing the U.S. Marshals Service after a fatal shooting in Memphis, Tennessee. 

Tony Farese, attorney for the Southern Police Benevolent Association, said Marshals fired in self-defense when they tried to serve felony warrants on 20-year-old Brandon Webber of Memphis. 

He said the Memphis man was wanted by Hernando, Mississippi, police for shooting a man who was trying to sell a red Infiniti on Facebook Marketplace. 

Hernando Police Chief Scott Worsham said Webber met the seller on Monday, June 3, and shot him five times before stealing the car. 

Farese said the Marshals were hired by Hernando police to serve the felony warrants on Webber after investigators identified him as the suspect.

He said when the Marshals tried to serve Webber the warrants, he rammed their vehicles multiple times, then got out of the car and pointed a weapon at them. 

Farese would not confirm how many Marshals but reiterated they fired in self-defense.  He also expects the Marshals to be cleared in the shooting. 

He said the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is conducting the investigation and expects to meet with them sometime next week. 

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