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Man shot after pointing gun at police

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According to investigators, two West Memphis police officers shot a man when he pointed a gun at them. According to investigators, two West Memphis police officers shot a man when he pointed a gun at them.
People in the store say Warren and the man he was arguing with know each other and come in the store frequently. People in the store say Warren and the man he was arguing with know each other and come in the store frequently.

 (WMC-TV) - Arkansas State Police are investigating two West Memphis police officers after a shooting that happened late Thursday night in the 300 block of Walker Street.

The injured suspect was rushed to The MED in Memphis. Relatives of Nathanial Warren say he is still in critical condition.

According to investigators, two West Memphis police officers shot Warren when he pointed a gun at them.

"I heard a couple off shots go off so I ran back in the bathroom ... Hid at the back door," said a Walker Street Grocery employee.

The employee said he was cooking at the Walker Street Grocery in West Memphis when he heard the shots just before 8 p.m. Thursday.

"There was a dude arguing with another dude on the ground ... And dude was holding his hand where he couldn't shoot him," he said.

Investigators say Warren was on top of a man holding a gun to his head in the parking lot in front of the store. The man on the ground was trying to push the gun away.

"Somebody took his phone. He thought his phone was missing and he wanted his phone back," said Warren's sister, Beverly.

Arkansas State police say two West Memphis police were called to the scene. They told Warren to drop the gun, but he pointed it at police. Both officers shot Warren.

Warren's family said he just got out of prison in December. He served 17 years for aggravated robbery in Shelby County.

People in the store say Warren and the man he was arguing with know each other and come in the store frequently.

"People just crazy. I don't know what's going on ... People losing they mind. I don't know what's happened," said the grocery employee.

The two West Memphis police officers have been relieved of duty with pay while the case is under investigation.

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