Shelby County Commissioner Tami Sawyer identified the slain man as Brandon Webber.
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Keli McAlister said the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force went to a Frayser home to look for a suspect with felony warrants.
"The community wants answers into tonight's incident", said state Rep. Antonio Parkinson, D, calling for "complete transparency in the investigation of tonight's officer involved shooting".
"This is my district". When officers attempted to prevent him from fleeing in a vehicle, the man rammed his auto into their vehicles before getting out of his vehicle with a weapon.
Memphis Police Director Michael Rallings speaks to reporters early Thursday in Memphis, Tenn., after armed officers and an angry crowd faced off late Wednesday night after officers with the U.S. Marshals Service shot and killed a man while trying to take him into custody.
Memphis's mayor, Jim Strickland, said six officers were taken to the hospital. He says a group of protesters gathered and became irate, throwing rocks at officers, and damaging police vehicles and a nearby fire station.
During the unrest, several police cars were vandalized, and windows were shattered at a neighborhood fire house, Strickland also said in a Facebook post. Around 10 p.m. local time, police began using tear gas against the protesters, according to the Daily Memphian.
Police were called to the area for crowd control after news of the shooting circulated online. Family members confirmed to the Daily Memphian that 21-year-old Webber died.
One local official identified the victim as Brandon Webber and said he was shot several times in his family's front yard.
Memphis police, who say they were not involved in the shooting, were called to assist investigators as a crowd grew around the scene.
The police director implored residents to wait until the TBI finishes its investigation before spreading possible misinformation about the shooting. "If you witnessed acts of violence or vandalism, you need to call police".
Officers on horseback patrolled the area and lines of police cars with flashing blue lights were parked along the street.
"Let me be clear - the aggression shown towards our officers and deputies tonight was unwarranted".
Anderson said she worries about her son's safety every day.
"Every time I turned around, I saw another person with tears in their eyes, furious at another life lost", Demster said.