DMario Perkins, 29

Memphis, Tennessee
July 25, 2018

Agencies: Memphis Police Department Tennessee | Tennessee Bureau of Investigation TBI

Cause of death: Shooting

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Last updated: over 4 years ago


According to TBI, DMario Perkins was injured in the shooting and died a short time later at Regional One Medical Center. He had just turned 29 on July 24. 

The TBI says Perkins was stopped by two Memphis police officers on a traffic violation. Perkins appears to have made threats of suicide to the officers with a handgun and fired his weapon, TBI Spokesman Josh DeVine wrote in a news release. 

The officers fired their weapons, fatally injuring Perkins. No law enforcement officers were injured, the release states. 

Legal Action

The Shelby County District Attorney’s Office decided not to press charges against officers involved in the 2018 deadly shooting of D’Mario Perkins.