25 Officers Injured in Memphis After Marshals Kill Fugitive

Protesters took to the streets of the Frayser community in anger after the fatal shooting of 20-year-old Brandon Webber.

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Armed officers and an angry crowd faced off after a black man was fatally shot in a confrontation with U.S. marshals in a working-class Memphis neighborhood. People in the crowd threw rocks and bricks, with 25 officers suffering mostly minor injuries during the tense clash Wednesday night in the Frayser community in north Memphis. Officers cordoned off several blocks near the scene. By 11 p.m., officers had used tear gas and…

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