20-year-old Brandon Webber was gunned down and killed by U.S. Marshals on Wednesday after law enforcement made an attempt to serve him an arrest warrant.
Webber was shot multiple times by Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force, which is an origination of the U.S. Marshals, he was pronounced dead on Wednesday night.
The shooting took place around 7 p.m. in a neighborhood called Frayser. According to sources the Marshals were helping the Memphis Police Department serve a few warrants on Webber.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI), stated in a press release, “While attempting to stop the individual he reportedly rammed his vehicle into the officers’ vehicles multiple times before exiting with a weapon. The officers fired striking and killing the individual. No officers were injured.”
A video that was uploaded to twitter depicts a man saying they killed my cousin they left him laying in the street.
The shooting led to protest erupting overnight. According to reports at least 24 police officers were injured.
The mayor of Memphis made a statement that the attacks on law enforcement were “unwarranted” and continues on by praising them for their “professionalism and incredible restraint.”
Tami Sawyers, who is running for mayor, tweeted that she understood the frustration that the citizens are displaying and why they are angry.
“Don’t judge Frayser without asking a community how it feels to mourn their youth over and over again,” she tweeted. “What do people do with their pain and trauma when it gets to be too much, when a city has ignored them, when their loss is too great and they can no longer yell at the sky?”
State Rep. Antonio Parkinson said, “Our thoughts and prayers go out to all involved in the incident in Frayser. The Frayser community is comprised of good, hard working people who love their community. The community wants answers into tonight’s incident. We are asking for calm and restraint by all and complete transparency in the investigation of tonight’s officer involved shooting.”