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4 suspects arrested in connection to shooting of MPD officer, ATF agent

Updated: May. 8, 2021 at 2:53 PM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The Memphis Police Department has arrested three suspects involved in the shooting of a Memphis Police officer and ATF agent.

Police charged 19-year-old Adarius Armstrong, 19-year-old Barium Martin, and a 17-year-old male with two counts of attempted first-degree murder, and employment of a firearm during a dangerous felony.

The U.S. Marshals Task Force apprehended the fourth suspect, Julius Armstrong. Charges have not been filed against Armstrong in this case but according to MPD, he is facing an aggravated robbery charge in another incident.

Memphis police say just after 2:30 p.m. Friday the Violent Crimes Unit was in the area near Alabama and Mosby searching for a carjacked vehicle involved in a crash.

While conducting the search near Leath Street and Peach Avenue, a Memphis police officer and an ATF agent were struck by gunfire. MPD says the suspects fled the scene in a red sedan.

Both officers were rushed to Regional One with non-critical injuries, according to MPD Interim Chief Mike Ryall. Both have been released from the hospital.

The agency says no officers returned fire.

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