Sheriff: Tennessee deputy shot, wounded burglary suspect

January 7, 2019

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A sheriff’s office in Tennessee says a deputy has shot and wounded a burglary suspect.

The Commercial Appeal reports 24-year-old Anthony Williams was released from a hospital Saturday morning in non-critical condition and booked into jail on charges including aggravated assault. Authorities didn’t immediately release the identity or employment status of the involved deputy.

An affidavit says a Shelby County Sheriff’s deputy was patrolling outside a Memphis hotel when he noticed Williams attempting to break into a car. It says the deputy approached and Williams got into another car and drove at the deputy, who then fired several shots.

It says Williams fled to a hospital and was met by another deputy, who brought him to another hospital for treatment. It’s unclear if Williams has a lawyer.


Information from: The Commercial Appeal, http://www.commercialappeal.com

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