Suspect neutralized after shots fired at Margolin Hebrew Academy in Memphis

At approximately 12:20 pm, officers received a call that a male White, who was armed with a handgun, was at Margolin Hebrew Academy located at 390 South White Station.

Reportedly, the male fired his weapon while outside the school. No injuries were reported. The suspect responsible fled the scene prior to officers’ arrival.

The man police said was shot after trying to force his way into a Jewish school was Jewish himself and was a former student of the school, according to Congressman Steve Cohen.

The suspect was a member of the Jewish community and the incident appeared personal in nature, according to a spokesperson for the Secure Community Network, an organization that coordinates security for Jewish institutions nationwide.

Police said suspect didn’t enter but he is shown in this picture walking in a door to a carpeted area at Margolin.

The suspect fled the scene in a maroon Ram pickup truck with California tags.

A broadcast was disseminated countywide. MPD then received information that the suspect was possibly seen in Bartlett, TN. Moments later, MPD Officers on patrol located the suspect’s vehicle in the area of McCrory and Gary.

Officers conducted a traffic stop, at which time the driver exited his vehicle armed with a handgun. An MPD officer fired his duty weapon, striking the suspect. The suspect has been transported to Regional One in critical condition.

Due to the suspect’s condition and in accordance with policy, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has been contacted and will be conducting this investigation.

This investigation is ongoing.

“I am proud of the vigilant and quick response of MPD officers who mitigated a potential mass shooting situation today. Many thanks to our neighboring jurisdictions for also providing critical information to stop the suspect’s actions” Chief Cerelyn ‘CJ’ Davis said.

A press release has been sent from Margolin Hebrew Academy in Memphis after active shooter situation.

“Dear MHA Family and Friends, Please, be advised that we are currently in a developing active shooter situation. We can confirm that no one has been hurt in any way, and everyone is now safe, thank G-d. Please look out for further communication with additional information to come. In the meantime, our campus is completely closed. We thank you for your understanding. May we all continue to merit Hashem’s protection,” the statement from Margolin Hebrew Academy Feinstone Yeshiva of the South read.

This is a developing story that will be updated when more information is available.

Suspect neutralized after shots fired at Margolin Hebrew Academy in Memphis

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