MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - A teen shot dead in downtown Memphis early Tuesday morning after he charged police with a knife.
Officers were flagged down around 1:40 a.m. on Tuesday, June 12 by someone saying a suspect was armed with a knife behind FedExForum near Fourth and Beale Street. Police confronted the suspect, ordering him to put down his weapon, but the suspect refused and came running towards them.
Both responding officers shot at the suspect. He was taken to The Med where he was pronounced dead. The suspect was later identified as 19-year-old Christian Freeman.
The officers involved have been relieved of duty with pay pending the outcome of the investigation.