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Chaos Erupts After An Officer-involved Shooting Leaves A Man Dead In Memphis
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Memphis Protesters Hurl Bricks And Rocks At Police, Wounding 24 Officers In Outcry Over A Man's Death

(CNN)What started as a protest over the death of a Memphis man devolved into chaos Wednesday night after demonstrators threw bricks at police and vandalized squad cars, officials said

Shelby County sheriff's deputies brace against the crowd as protesters throw rocks Wednesday night. The turmoil came after US marshals shot and killed a man Wednesday night in north Memphis, the mayor said. Marshals were trying to stop the man, who was wanted on multiple warrants, outside a home as the man was getting into a vehicle, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said. The man "reportedly rammed his vehicle into the officers' vehicles multiple times before exiting with a weapon," the bureau said. "The officers fired striking and killing the individual. No officers were injured." The suspect has not been publicly identified. But news of his death spread quickly as protesters hurled rocks at police, tore down a concrete wall outside a business and smashed the windows of squad cars and a fire station.