Fake Agents Force Their Way Into Apartment, Flee After Residents Open Fire


Memphis Police are searching for suspects who reportedly posed as agents while attempting to enter a Hickory Hill apartment. On Monday, October 12, two masked men armed with weapons forced their way into a residence at Emerald Park Apartments while claiming to be fugitive agents.

In a video captured by a doorbell camera, one man can be seen knocking on the door and windows while pointing a handgun at the residence while the other walks off camera. Shortly after, multiple gunshots can be heard.

Police said the men made their way into the apartment but left when someone inside began firing a weapon. They had been wearing bullet-resistant vests, with one labeled "Fugitive Recovery Agent." Police said the two men were not agents and that they didn't identify themselves as police or sheriff's deputies, according to WREG.

According to WMC 5, the male suspects are described as being around 5'10" with thin builds. One had twisted mini-dreads and was wearing a black shirt, black Nike jogging pants, black shoes, black vest, black mask, olive green hat, and was armed with a black handgun and extended magazine. The second suspect was wearing a black shirt, black Nike jogging pants, tan vest, a black ski mask.

Police continue to investigate the incident, but as of Thursday no arrests have been made. They ask that anyone with information call Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH.

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