(Memphis, TN-AP) –– A fatal shooting involving law enforcement has left Memphis Police on high alert. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says 20-year-old Brandon Webber was shot and killed by authorities in Memphis Wednesday when U.S. Marshals tried to arrest him for a shooting in Mississippi.
After his death, protesters threw bricks at police and vandalized patrol cars. About 24 officers were injured during the protests. Last night, Memphis Police said the department was on heightened alert as a precaution.
The department said the alert status was raised to Level 3, meaning all officers will be working with no days off, every squad car will have two officers, and more officers will be seen in the community.