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Keyshon Parham, 19
Memphis, Tennessee
October 17, 2018

Agencies: Shelby County Sheriff's Office Tennessee | Tennessee Bureau of Investigation TBI

Last updated: 8 months ago

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Early Wednesday morning law enforcement officers were executing an arrest warrant at the address when Keyshon Parham reportedly fled through another exit. A chase ensued and there was an “altercation.”

At some point, two law enforcement officers fired their weapons and Parham was shot and killed.  A deputy who did not fire his weapon was also shot in the leg and rushed to the Regional Medical Center in critical condition.

As of Wednesday evening a spokesperson with the Sheriff’s Office said the deputy was alert and visiting with his family.

The TBI would not say if Parham shot at the deputies or if they found a weapon at the scene, saying it was under investigation.

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In October 2019, the District Attorney’s Office found that Shelby County deputies were acting within the law upon shooting and killing Parham.

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