About two dozen law enforcement officers in Memphis were injured during a protest that began after federal officials killed a man they were attempting to arrest Wednesday, officials told NBC News.
A driver wanted on multiple felony warrants attempted to ram law enforcement vehicles when officers with a regional U.S. Marshals Service fugitive task force attempted to arrest him in Memphis' Frayser community about 7 p.m., Tennessee Bureau of Investigation public information officer Keli McAlister said. The man, who has not been publicly identified, then got of the vehicle with a weapon, McAlister said.
After the man was killed, a crowd gathered to protest the shooting. Memphis police officers, who were not involved in the shooting, were called to assist. Some in the crowd threw rocks and other objects at police, local media reported.
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Around 25 officers among all agencies that responded were injured, Memphis Police Director Michael Rallings said at a news conference, although he said most were minor injuries.