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Suspect critical after officer-involved shooting

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(WMC-TV) – Breaking News from the Action News 5 Newsroom…

Memphis police have confirmed an officer-involved shooting late Wednesday evening.

Officers were called to an armed party call at the Quick and Easy in the 900 block of South Highland around 6:30 p.m.

When officers arrived they saw a man leaning into a vehicle.  Police said when the officer yelled to the man, the suspect allegedly pulled a handgun from the vehicle and pointed it at the officer.

The suspect was then shot by an officer and taken to The Med in critical condition.

The officer was not injured and has been relieved of duty per MPD policy.

Action News 5 is working to gather more details on this late breaking story.

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