MEMPHIS – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a man who was the subject in an officer-involved shooting in January in Bartlett.
At the request of 30th District Attorney General Amy Weirich, on January 23rd, TBI Special Agents began investigating the circumstances that led to an officer-involved shooting that occurred on Ferguson Road in Bartlett. During the course of the investigation, Agents learned that officers with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Memphis Police Department and Bartlett Police Department were investigating a vehicle at that location that was believed to have been stolen. After deputies arrived at the scene, Tyrone Whitfield attempted to flee the scene in the stolen vehicle, ramming into law enforcement vehicles and almost striking a passenger that had just exited the car. A deputy fired at Whitfield, striking him in the neck. Whitfield was treated and ultimately released from a local hospital.
On Tuesday, the Shelby County Grand Jury returned indictments charging Tyrone Terrale Whitfield, Jr. (DOB 11/27/1990) with four counts of Criminal Attempt of First Degree Murder, four counts of Aggravated Assault, one count of Theft of Property of $10,000 or more and one count of Intentionally Evading Arrest in a Motor Vehicle. Whitfield was taken into custody without incident on Friday by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Apprehension Team and was booked into the Shelby County Jail. Bond has not yet been set.