January 27, 2016
Cause of death: Shooting
Last updated: over 5 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.
May 2016 DA receives TBI Report into death
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.
January 2016 vigil