Updated 8:55 a.m. CT 2/8: The deceased individual has been identified as Jason Matthew Hill, DOB 06/07/1978.
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 Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, TBI Special Agents and Forensic Scientists continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding a fatal officer-involved shooting on Thursday afternoon.
Preliminary information indicated the incident occurred at approximately 3:35 in the parking lot of a motel in the 6100 block of Shelby Oaks Drive. Reportedly, deputies from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Unit were attempting to serve an outstanding arrest warrant on a wanted male subject. When the subject saw the deputies approaching in the parking lot, he reportedly fired upon them. At least two deputies returned fire, striking the man, who died at the scene. No law enforcement officers sustained injury during the incident.
This remains an active and ongoing investigation, as TBI Special Agents and Forensic Scientists continue to work to gather any and all relevant interviews and evidence. As in any case, TBI’s investigative findings will be shared with the District Attorney General throughout the process for her further consideration and review.
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 department.
Any updates on this investigation will be posted online at TBINewsroom.com.