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Memphis woman charged following officer-involved shooting

A Memphis woman is held in jail on a $1M bond after an officer-involved shooting on April 20.
Rhonda Rawls
Rhonda Rawls(TBI)
Published: Apr. 21, 2021 at 11:25 AM EDT|Updated: Apr. 26, 2021 at 6:18 PM EDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WVLT) -A Memphis woman has been charged with multiple counts following a possible officer-involved shooting in Memphis on April 20.

According to the Memphis Police Department, on Tuesday, April 20 around 8:00 p.m. officers initiated a traffic stop on the 4300 block of Summer Avenue due to a license plate violation.

The TBI said, as the officer exited his patrol car and approached the vehicle, the driver identified as Rhonda Rawls shot at the officer, after which he returned fire.

The officer was not injured.

Rawls arrived shortly after the incident at a Memphis hospital with a gunshot wound.

On April 22, TBI agents charged Rawls with Criminal Attempted First Degree Murder, Reckless Endangerment, Employment of a Firearm during the Commission of a Dangerous Felony, and Convicted Felon in Possession of a Handgun.

Rawls has been booked into the Shelby County Jail on a $1,000,000 bond.

The incident is under investigation by the TBI.

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