Officers with the Memphis (TN) Police Department were reportedly responding to a 911 call of a man pointing a gun at passing cars in the street when shots rang out, leaving the gunman critically wounded.

According to WMC-TV News, 42-year-old Andre Horton was transported to a nearby hospital after the shooting, where he later died of his injuries.

A family member said that Horton suffered from some form of mental illness.

Memphis police said the officer who fired shots is relieved of duty pending the outcome of the investigation.

 

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