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(WMC-TV) – Memphis police are searching for those responsible for the shooting death of a man killed while trying to sell his car, which the suspects stole after the shooting. This happened around 11More >>
Memphis police are searching for those responsible for the shooting death of a man killed while trying to sell his car, which the suspects stole after the shooting.More >>
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(WMC-TV) – Memphis police found the car stolen during Sunday night's fatal shooting at the Sycamore Lake Apartments. The police helicopter is in the area searching for the suspects. The Ford Mustang wasMore >>
Memphis police found the car stolen during Sunday night's fatal shooting at the Sycamore Lake Apartments. The police helicopter is in the area searching for the suspect.More >>
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(WMC-TV) –A suspect in an alleged DUI crash that sent a Memphis police officer to the hospital in critical condition faces a judge Monday morning. On Saturday Officer Katrina Cobb made a traffic stop atMore >>
A suspect in an alleged DUI crash that sent a Memphis police officer to the hospital in critical condition faces a judge Monday morning.More >>
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(WMC-TV) – Have you seen your cable or satellite TV bill lately? If it includes Internet service and a DVR, as many people have, you are probably paying well over $100 a month. Andrew Douglas decidedMore >>
Have you seen your cable or satellite TV bill lately? If it includes Internet service and a DVR, as many people have, you are probably paying well over $100 a month. Andrew Douglas decided to look into some of the newest ways to reduce that rising bill and get you more Bang for Your Buck.More >>
WEST MEMPHIS, AR (WMC-TV) - The Deputy Chief who was shot four times by an AK-47 in his attempt to take down two suspects who shot and killed two West Memphis Police officers talked about that horrific day for the first time Sunday.
Chief Enforcement Officer W.A. Wren, 68, was finally back at home for the first time since the West Memphis shootout nearly two months ago, but his recovery is far from over.
"It's a miracle that I survived the ordeal," Wren said.
On May 20, after hearing that two people shot and killed West Memphis Police officers Bill Evans and Brandon Paudert, Busby said Wren came into his office and said, "let's go."
Wren said he had no idea the father and son were armed with an AK-47. They spotted a car that fit the killers' description in a Walmart parking lot.
"We were getting out of the car when they started," Wren said. "Opened fire on us."
Wren and Sheriff Dick Busby tried to shelter themselves behind Wren's car as suspects Jerry and Joe Kane opened fire on them. Busby was hit once in the arm. Wren was hit four times in the stomach.
Wren said a hero then showed up. Arkansas Wildlife Officer Michael Neal came up from behind and rammed into the suspects' van. Wren said the Kanes had already reloaded and began to shoot at Neal, who was unloading a 30-round magazine at the van.
"I told him I appreciate him saving our lives," Wren said. "He was a miracle who happened to be close."
After the fight with the shooters was over, Wren was now facing a battle for his life.
"I knew I was hurt bad, but I wasn't going to give up," Wren said. "I'm not one to give up."
Wren said he still is not giving up.
"Being shot four times in the stomach ain't too quick healing," Wren said.
Wren said he plans on giving everything to make a full recovery, but now, the worst is over.
"It was having to go through the pain and ten operations ... at The MED," Wren said.
Despite all he went through, Wren said he was thankful he and Busby caught the suspects.
"There would definitely have been a gun battle somewhere else," he said. "They'd kill two police officers on the interstate. They weren't going to stop for another one. It wouldn't have made them any difference. No telling what would have happened."
Wren rejected the title of hero.
"I was just doing my job that I was getting paid to do," Wren said. "Someone had to do it, we happened to be the ones there at it."
Wren said he was able to eat a little and is able to get up and move around a bit. He wanted to thank all the doctors and nurses at The MED who saved his life.
"It's just a blessing," Wren said. "I thank the good Lord every day."
Busby was released from the hospital in the days following the shooting.
Monday, May 21 2012 10:10 AM EDT2012-05-21 14:10:07 GMT
(WMC-TV) – Facebook is apologizing to the mother who was temporarily banned from posting photos to the popular social networking site. Heather Walker spoke with Action News 5 after she was temporarilyMore >>
Facebook is apologizing to the mother who was temporarily banned from posting photos to the popular social networking site.More >>
Friday, May 18 2012 7:17 PM EDT2012-05-18 23:17:11 GMT
(WMC-TV) - More than 1,000 Action News 5 Facebook fans are rallying around a mother who feels Facebook is discriminating against photos she posted on the social media network of her son. Grayson JamesMore >>
UPDATE: A Mid-South mother has been banned from Facebook for the photos she posted of her newborn son.