Jonathan Bratcher, 32

Memphis, Tennessee
January 27, 2016

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

Cause of death: Shooting

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Last updated: about 6 years ago


32 year old Jonathan Bratcher was shot dead by police while fleeing officers in a car and foot chase.

Authorities said Bratcher, whose death was confirmed by family on Wednesday, was one of two men who ran away from a Chevy Impala after it crashed into another vehicle during a pursuit. Memphis officers said that one of the suspects shot at them while fleeing on foot after failing to pull over for a traffic stop around 3 p.m.

Legal Action

May 2016 DA receives TBI Report into death

May 2016 Autopsy Report - homicide - shot in back of the head

On November 2, 2016, Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich said the two Memphis Police officers who killed a Bratcher will not face criminal charges. Weirich reviewed the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's report and said she believes the actions of Officers Clement Marks and Alexander Fleites were justified.

Community and Family Efforts

January 2016 vigil