Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $14,708)
The State of Tennessee will use FY23 Emergency Federal Law Enforcement Assistance (EFLEA) Program to address the shooting spree in the City of Memphis on September 7, 2022, at approximately 12:56 a.m. CST. Members of the Memphis Police Department were dispatched to a shooting, which led to numerous calls throughout the city. With the aid of the Shelby County Sheriff's Office, the Memphis Police Department apprehended the spree shooting suspect at or about 8:56 p.m. The incident results: three victims were murdered, three victims were wounded, and additional victims were targeted during the crime spree. The investigation required numerous search warrants over several days and directed resources to jurisdictions outside the local area. Activities included a response to the initial call, evacuation of endangered individuals, search of the scenes to render safe for additional investigation and evidence collection, crime scene security, crime scene investigation, evidence collection, traffic enforcement associated with the crime scene, and supervision/escort victims out of shooting sites. Additionally, the need to maintain continued site security and media briefings required several resources from neighboring agencies. Due to the scale and complexity of the crime scenes, multiple states, and local law enforcement agencies were notified and activated. The following agencies assisted with the investigation and/or provided needed equipment: FBI, ATF, U.S. Marshalls, Southaven Police Department, Memphis Police Department, and the Shelby County Sheriff's Office. The local agencies involved with the active shooter call: Shelby County Sheriff's Office, Southaven Police Department, and Memphis Police Department did not have resources to handle the incident and their jurisdictions simultaneously.