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Action News 5 feels that this video depicts the real dangers MPD officers face on a daily basis -- and it serves as a reminder of the sacrifices they make (and their families make) as they put their lives on the line for our public safety.
MEMPHIS, TN - (WMC-TV) - A neighbor recording video on a cell phone during the standoff on Worthington Street Tuesday captured the moment when TACT officer Paul Hutchison was shot in the leg by the suspect.
The video shows Hutchison being shot from inside the house. He is then pulled behind a vehicle to safety by a fellow officer.
The officers were serving a warrant at the South Memphis home where they believed Aaron Dumas, who was wanted on attempted murder charges, was located. Before Hutchison was shot, another officer, Timothy Jackson, was also shot in the leg. Immediately after the first shooting, Dumas ran back into the house and barricaded himself inside for several hours.
According to police, Dumas then set the house ablaze. He was later found dead in a bathtub.
Jackson and Hutchison are both on leave as they recover from their injuries. Two other MPD officers were relieved of duty with pay after firing shots during the standoff. An administrative investigation is underway into their actions.
Memphis Police Association President Mike Williams said he thinks the officers did an outstanding job.
"It's easy to sit at home and watch this video and say, 'You know, I would have done this,' " said Williams. "This is one of the elite, highly-trained units, and I'd put them up against anybody."
Williams believes the officers who initially responded to the house were as prepared as possible for potential danger posed from within.
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