MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An official at a Tennessee sheriff's office says an on-duty deputy has been wounded in a shooting that killed a suspect.
Shelby County Sheriff's Lt. Anthony Buckner tells WMC-TV the deputy was shot in the leg outside a Memphis apartment complex Wednesday.
News outlets report the suspect was declared dead at the scene and the deputy was taken to a hospital in critical condition and later upgraded to non-critical. Buckner says deputies were in the area searching for a wanted person.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation identified the dead man as 19-year-old Keyshon Parham, who was a suspect in an Oct. 9 shooting that wounded three people.
Buckner said the shooting occurred after an altercation. Bureau spokeswoman Susan Niland said many details are unclear.
The deputy hasn't been identified.