MEMPHIS, Tenn. – A Shelby County Sheriff’s deputy was rushed to the hospital Monday after he was stabbed by a suspect… but not before managed to take that suspect down.

Officials confirmed that a deputy who was working on 4th Street in downtown Memphis got caught up in the altercation after he recognized a suspect from a recent assault. Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Anthony Buckner says that the deputy was patrolling the area.

When the deputy approached the suspect, the individual reportedly pulled a knife and lashed out, stabbing the deputy in the arm. Thinking quickly in an attempt to save his own life and any innocent bystanders in the area, the Shelby County lawman drew and fired his service weapon, striking the suspect and putting him on the ground.

Emergency crews arrived on the scene for backup and medical attention.

The deputy and the suspect were both transported to the hospital. The deputy is facing non life-threatening injuries, while the suspect has been reported to be in critical condition.

 

Reports noted that the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has been called in to investigate the details of the shooting. 

This story is developing. Law Enforcement Today will continue to bring you updates as new information is released. 

This is the second officer that has been reported shot in the line of duty on Monday.

A police officer in Washington was rushed to the hospital after a suspect allegedly opened fire on the LEO early Monday morning, officials said.

That individual is still on the loose.

Police in Prosser, Washington responded to a 911 call that reported a potential break in the 200 block of Canyon Drive. The callers said that a suspicious person was attempting to gain entry into an apartment in the complex.

 

The call came in around 1 a.m. Prosser officers responded to the scene, where they reportedly encountered a person ‘lurking’ in the parking lot.

As the officers attempted to make contact with the individual, the suspect took off on foot. As one of the officers tried to take down the suspect, the individual allegedly pulled out a gun and opened fire. The responding officer was struck in the leg.

 

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Unable to continue chasing the suspect on foot, the officer lost track of them. 

The local department has partnered with neighboring entities and is still attempting to track down the suspect, whom they say they’ve dealt with on a number of previous occasions. 

The officer was taken to the hospital where they were treated for their wounds. The injuries were non life-threatening and the Benton County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that the officer was treated and released early Monday afternoon.

 

Social media posts reported that the local SWAT unit has joined the hunt to find the missing suspect. 

The shooting remains under investigation. 

 

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