Transcript for Protests over Memphis police shooting turn violent
Linsey, thank you. And to the deadly police shooting that sparked a night of protests in Memphis. Federal marshalls were serving a warrant. They engaged with an armed suspect, firing and killing him. As word of the killing spread through the neighborhood, so did the anger, spiraling into violence. At least 36 officers were hurt. And here's ABC's Steve osunsami. Reporter: This was the violent scene, the streets versus Memphis police. They have a group that's gathers and they're pushing against squad cars. Reporter: People were angry based on what they heard, that a young black man was killed. They were throwing rocks and bricks at police and riot gear. A total of 36 officers were hit and six of them had to be treated at a nearby hospital. Police tonight are identifying the man who federal marshals were trying to arrest, who was shot dead. They say that 20-year-old Brandon Webber, seen here on his Facebook was wanted for allegedly shooting a man five times in Mississippi in June 3rd and say when the marshals found him last night, he was driving the victim's stolen car. While attempting to stop the individual, he reportedly rammed his vehicle into the officers' vehicles multiple times before exiting with a weapon. The officers fired, striking and killing the individual. Reporter: Police point to this live video he posted to Facebook before the marshals came, saying that the police were never going to catch him. Webber had been arrested before for weapons possession and drug dealing, but he was also a father. State investigators are now looking into whether the federal marshals broke any state laws, but at this point, there's no indication, David, they did anything wrong.
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