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Ricardo Tenorio, 32
West Memphis, Arkansas
September 08, 2016

Agencies: Shelby County Sheriff's Office Tennessee

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Ricardo Tenorio, 32, was dead at the Days Inn on Ingram Boulevard after the shootout with police about 3 a.m. Assistant Chief Deputy Mark Dunbar of the Sheriff’s Office said.

Dunbar said Tenorio “initiated the gun battle” with authorities. He could not say how many shots were fired by officers.

Authorities had searched for Tenorio after he tried to run over the Shelby County deputies with a van on Wells Station about 3:10 p.m. Thursday. The deputies were attempting to serve a warrant on Tenorio in connection with an Aug. 26 homicide on Mikayla Lane, Dunbar said. Thomas Regenold, 33, was shot in the head inside the home.

Authorities received information regarding Tenorio being in West Memphis and contacted that city’s police department. Authorities surrounded the hotel, and, Dunbar said, Tenorio came out of the room firing at authorities and was shot.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.