State Department of Public Safety tells law enforcement to be alert after Memphis shooting

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety has issued a bulletin to law enforcement officials following a deadly shooting in Memphis, Tennessee.

Posted: Jun 14, 2019 1:06 PM
Updated: Jun 14, 2019 1:25 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - The Mississippi Department of Public Safety has issued a bulletin to law enforcement officials following a deadly shooting in Memphis, Tennessee.

According to WLBT-TV, the bulletin warns of a threat against all law enforcement by the Gangster Disciples street gang.

The Jackson TV station reports the father of Brandon Webber, 20, made a threat against law enforcement Wednesday night, calling for retaliation after his son’s death.

U.S. Marshals shot and killed Webber that night.

Webber was wanted on multiple warrants, which were for a June 3 incident in Hernando, Mississippi, CNN reports.

He allegedly rammed his vehicle into officers’ vehicles and exited his vehicle with a weapon, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

Protests and melees soon developed in the streets, leaving at least 36 officers injured.

"We received credible intelligence that a threat had been issued on law enforcement pursuant to the events that occurred in the city of Memphis on Wednesday evening," said DPS Commissioner Marshall Fisher. "I felt it was necessary to get that information out to law enforcement."

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