Fallen Memphis Police Officer Killed By Friendly Fire

Memphis Police Officer Joseph McKinney, killed by friendly fire

Memphis Police Officer Joseph McKinney, who was fatally shot last week while responding to a suspicious vehicle call, is reported to have died by friendly fire, according to the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office.

On April 12, at approximately 2:00 a.m., the Memphis Police Department (MPD) responded to a suspicious vehicle call at Horn Lake Road and Charter Avenue.

The vehicle was occupied by a 17-year-old and 18-year-old.

While approaching the vehicle, officers were fired upon, and three, including McKinney, were struck.