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4 MPD officers off the job with pay after standoff, shootings

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Both officers, Timothy Jackson and Paul Hutchison, were shot in the legs during the standoff with Dumas. Both officers, Timothy Jackson and Paul Hutchison, were shot in the legs during the standoff with Dumas.
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - Four Memphis Police Department officers are off the job following a shooting and standoff Tuesday with an attempted murder suspect. 

The two officers shot Tuesday during a confrontation with attempted murder suspect Aaron Dumas are on leave as they recover from the injuries they received during the standoff. Both officers, Timothy Jackson and Paul Hutchison, were shot in the legs during the standoff with Dumas.

Dumas was wanted for the double shooting of his ex-girlfriend and her brother last week.

When officers showed up to serve the warrant, MPD says Dumas shot Jackson. He then barricaded himself inside a home on the 1300 block of Worthington Street. He later shot Hutchison as the TACT team tried to coax him out of the house.

The house Dumas was barricaded inside eventually went up in flames. Officers believe the suspect set the fire himself. He was found dead inside a bathtub.

An autopsy will determine exactly how Dumas died, meanwhile, fire investigators will work to determine how the fire was set.

In addition to Officers Jackson and Hutchison, two other officers are relieved of duty with pay pending the outcome of an administrative investigation.  These officers, who are not being identified by MPD, both fired shots during the standoff.

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