A Shelby County, TN, Sheriff's deputy was seriously wounded in a gunfight early Wednesday morning in Memphis. The suspect was killed.

The deputy, who has not been identified, was taken to the hospital in critical condition, however, he has since been upgraded to non-critical condition, Fox 13 reports.

The shooting happened shortly around 3:30 a.m., according to Lt. Anthony Buckner of Shelby County SO. The deputies were serving an arrest warrant at an apartment complex.

"When they encountered the subject he fled away from deputies. They gave chase, When they cornered or encountered him again there was some sort of altercation where shots were fired," Buckner said. 

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