At the request of 30th District Attorney General Amy Weirich, TBI Special Agents are investigating the circumstances that led to a fatal officer-involved shooting during the overnight hours in Memphis Wednesday.
Preliminary information indicates that between 2:00-3:00 a.m., multiple law enforcement officers with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and the Memphis Police Department were executing a search warrant at a unit in an apartment complex at the 2700 block of Meadowlake Drive. Law enforcement officers were searching for Keyshon Parham (DOB 9/25/1999), who had several active felony warrants. The initial investigation indicates that when officers entered that residence, Parham was able to flee the unit via another exit. Officers and deputies engaged in a foot pursuit with Parham, which then resulted in an altercation. During that altercation, the details of which are still part of this active investigation, Parham was shot, and is deceased. One Shelby County deputy was also shot, and was transported to a Memphis hospital, where he is being treated for a non-critical injury.
Initial information indicates that two of the Shelby County deputies fired their weapons during this incident. The deputy who sustained the injury was not one of the deputies who had fired a weapon.
At this time, the investigation remains active and ongoing. Four TBI Special Agents and one Special Agent in Charge responded to the scene, along with the Violent Crime Response Team unit comprised of six Special Agent/ Forensic Scientists. Agents continue to gather relevant interviews and evidence. Throughout the process, investigative findings will be shared with the District Attorney General for her further review and consideration.
As is our policy, the TBI does not identify the officers involved in these types of incidents and instead refers questions of that nature to their respective departments.