UPDATED 11/27/18: Additional charges have been filed in this case. The new information is in bold below.
MEMPHIS – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation of an officer-involved shooting in Fayette County has resulted in the arrest of a Memphis man and an Oakland, TN, woman.
At the request of 25th District Attorney General Mark Davidson, TBI Special Agents responded to an officer-involved shooting that occurred Thursday at Murphy’s Gas Station on Highway 64 in Oakland. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that just before 8 a.m., Christopher Lee walked onto the station parking lot and took the deposit bag from the clerk, Jessica Gardner. Lee ran through woods nearby and encountered a Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputy and an Oakland police officer, who had been dispatched to a reported robbery at that location. Shots were exchanged between the subject and the two law enforcement officers, and the deputy was struck. The investigation revealed Lee then ran across the street to another gas station and stole a vehicle from an individual there. Lee fled the scene in that car, crashing the vehicle at Highway 64 and Rockcreek Parkway in Shelby County, and was taken into custody by Memphis police. He sustained non-critical injuries from the crash and was transported to a Memphis hospital. The deputy sustained non-critical injuries and was also taken to a Memphis hospital to be treated. Agents learned that Gardner was aware of and helped plan the robbery.
On Thursday evening, Christopher Dewayne Lee (DOB 04/06/1997) and Jessica Gardner (DOB 10/05/1992) were arrested. Lee is charged with one count of Attempted First Degree Murder, one count of Aggravated Assault against Law Enforcement, one count of Carjacking, one count of Theft over $10,000, one count of Employment of a Firearm during Commission of a Dangerous Felony, one count of Felon in Possession of a Weapon, one count of Felony Evading Arrest, and one count of Conspiracy to Commit Theft. Gardner is charged with one count of Theft over $10,000, one count of Filing a False Report, and one count of Conspiracy to Commit Theft. Both were booked into the Fayette County Jail.