MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - They didn’t pull the trigger, but they're being blamed for the shooting of Memphis police officer Willie Bryant.
Lazarus Johnson and Charles Cross were in court Tuesday, November 13. Both men were arrested as Memphis police served a drug warrant at a north Memphis home.
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton is holding the men responsible for the officer's injury.
The suspects will be back in court later this month. Johnson's court date was rescheduled. He is still behind bars. Charles Cross is free on $90,000 bond.
Cross is charged with resisting official detention, possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine with the intent to manufacture, sell and distribute and possession of a firearm in commission of a felony.
Johnson is charged with possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine with the intent to manufacture, sell and distribute as well as possession of a firearm in commission of a felony.
Police say they found loaded pistols with armor piercing rounds inside the house along with bullet proof vests and drugs.
A dog attacked officers when they raided the house on Thursday, November 8. When an officer tried to shoot it, he missed and struck Willie Bryant.
Bryant is still in critical condition at the Med. The officer who shot him is suspended without pay pending the outcome of the investigation.