Memphis incident the latest in U.S. Marshals officer-involved shootings

The death of one man in Memphis, Tennessee, has made headlines after it was reported that U.S. marshals attempted to arrest him before the shooting.

In any officer-involved death, there are discussions that emerge about police states, police brutality, racism and the level of force used by officers.

In Wednesday's shooting in Memphis, protests erupted after marshals shot and killed Brandon Webber, who, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, was getting into his vehicle as multiple officers with the United States Marshals Service – Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force encountered him.

"While attempting to stop the individual, he reportedly rammed his vehicle into the officers' vehicles multiple times before exiting with a weapon," the agency said in a news release, adding that no officers were injured. Webber's family members said he was shot as many as 20 times, according to the Daily Memphian.

The exact circumstances of Webber's death, and whether it had to occur, are unclear, but it is not the first time marshals have been involved in shootings -- even in this year alone.

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Below are just a few of the U.S. Marshal-involved shootings that have happened in 2019, according to news reports.

January 2019: TwoU.S. Marshals shot and killed 42-year-old Jeremy Edmonds Jan. 8 as a marshal task force was serving a warrant. KOKI reported that Edmonds was wanted for domestic assault and battery. Authorities told KOKI that Edmonds became violent after a standoff and had a knife he would not put down. Edmonds was shot and killed after officials said a stun gun was ineffective.

March 2019: U.S. Marshals shot and killed Dinquale Gray during a chase in Morgantown, West Virginia, March 6.

WDTV reported that Gray was on the run after shooting and injuring a police officer in Bluefield, Virginia. Marshals said Gray ran from them on foot and fired a gun. Authorities returned fire, and Gray was found dead at the scene.

May 2019: A 33-year-old Oregon man was shot and killed by U.S. Marshals after being confronted by marshals and local police officers in Ashland, Wisconsin.

Oregon Live reported that authorities were seeking to arrest Joseph M. Tedrick on an active warrant May 22. According to the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Tedrick entered a vehicle as he attempted to flee authorities and struck a U.S. Marshals Service vehicle. Officers fired on Tedrick as they saw him handling a firearm, the Department of Justice said.

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