Tennessee Deputy Shot During Pursuit Of Robbery Suspect

A Fayette County (TN) Sheriff’s Deputy was shot Thanksgiving morning after responding to a robbery.

According to Fayette County Sheriff’s spokesperson Ricky Wilson, the shooting happened at Murphy’s Express in Oakland, a small town to the east of Memphis, around 8 a.m.

A broadcast was immediately put out to area law enforcement regarding the suspect, and around 8:20 a.m. officers with the Memphis Police Department were able to stop him and take him into custody.

Local 24 News has on the shooting scene as well as at Regional One Health Medical Center where both the deputy and suspect were taken.

According to the Memphis Police Association, the deputy is in non-critical condition.

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