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Memphis police officer fatally shoots suspect during late-night struggle


MEMPHIS, Tennessee — Memphis police say a man wanted on multiple warrants was shot and killed during a struggle with a police officer.

Police say the shooting occurred late Friday when the man attacked the officer. Authorities have not identified the suspect or officer.

Police say the incident began when the officer stopped a car for a headlight being out. Police say the driver was cited and released, but the passenger was placed in the officer's car without handcuffs while the officer verified the suspect was wanted on warrants.

Police say when the officer opened the back door, the suspect attacked the officer. During the struggle, police say the suspect struck the officer with handcuffs. The officer retrieved his weapon and shot the suspect, who died at a hospital.

The officer received bruises and scratches.

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