Monday, May 15, 2017

Memphis security officer shot breaking up fight at IHOP

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MEMPHIS, TN May 15 2017
A man is dead and two other people were injured after a shootout inside the IHOP on East Shelby Drive in Whitehaven.
It happened around 1 a.m. Sunday.
Police said the shooting happened after woman who works at IHOP got into an argument with her ex-boyfriend. The argument escalated and the ex-boyfriend began choking the woman.
A security guard and another man tried to break up the altercation. The ex-boyfriend then shot the two men, according to investigators.
The aftermath was caught on Facebook live.
The Facebook live video shows the scene moments after the shooting. A man, who had apparently been shot, is sitting outside of the IHOP asking for help.
Police said the 27-year-old man was taken to the hospital in critical condition, but he later died from his injuries. The security guard that was shot was taken to the hospital in non-critical condition.
The woman was treated on the scene.
Police said the suspect was last seen walking away from the scene. His description has not been released.
No arrests have been made.
Managers at the restaurant said they are closed for cleanup.
IHOP's spokesperson Patrick Lenow released the following statement on behalf of the company:

We are shocked by this senseless violence. Priority is always the well-being of guests and employees. Our prayers are with the victims and their families. The owner of this location is actively cooperating with the police in their investigation, and because the investigation is ongoing all other questions should be directed to them.

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