UPDATE (3:15 P Saturday): The deceased individual has been identified as Terrance Carlton, DOB 6-13-92. As part of the ongoing search for relevant evidence, authorities have also located a firearm consistent with the weapon used in the overnight shootings mentioned in the narrative below. Authorities have also developed information leading to Carlton as the suspect in those incidents, which remain under investigation by the Memphis Police Department.
At the request of 30th District Attorney General Amy Weirich, and per the Memorandum of Understanding between her office, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, and the Memphis Police Department, TBI Special Agents continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding a deadly officer-involved shooting.
Preliminary information indicates the incident occurred shortly after 3:00 Saturday morning in the 4400 block of Summer Avenue and involved a single Memphis police officer. Several officers were in the immediate area well before the incident, investigating at least two separate, but related, shooting incidents on Berclair Road. The officer involved in the use-of-force incident spotted an individual matching the shooting suspect’s description walking on Summer Avenue. The officer attempted to stop the subject and ordered him to show his hands. Reportedly, the subject did not comply and attempted to leave the area. He then stumbled and fell to the ground. As he attempted to get up, the subject simultaneously reached for his waist and made a statement threatening the officer’s life, resulting in the officer firing his service weapon at least twice, striking the subject, who later died at Regional One Medical Center. No law enforcement officers sustained injury in the incident.
Throughout the overnight hours, TBI Agents and Forensic Scientists gathered relevant evidence and interviews. In turn, investigative findings will be submitted to the District Attorney General for her further review and consideration.
As a reminder, the TBI does not identify the officers involved in these types of incidents, and instead refers questions of that nature to their respective department.
Updates on this investigation will be posted online at TBINewsroom.com as they are available.