It’s being considered a very credible threat, and it has law enforcement officers all across the country on high alert.
It came from the Mississippi Department of Public Safety Thursday evening – a bulletin to police warning of a threat against all law enforcement by the Gangster Disciples street gang.
It comes after the Memphis riots on Wednesday night. They started when 20-year-old Brandon Webber was shot by U.S. Marshals. They killed him after he rammed their vehicles with his several times and then stepping out of his car with a weapon, officials said Thursday morning.
Officials say around 7 p.m June 13., multiple officers with the United States Marshals Service – Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force encountered Brandon Webber, 20, wanted on multiple warrants, outside of a home in the 2000 block of Durham Street as he was getting into a vehicle.
While attempting to stop the individual, he reportedly rammed his vehicle into the officers’ vehicles multiple times before exiting with a weapon. The officers fired striking and killing Webber. No officers were injured in the shooting.
Click below to read about the MAGGOT that was shot.
Suspect Fatally Shot By US Marshals In Memphis, Sparking Riot, Was Wanted For Shooting Man 5 Times: Report
It sparked a violent riot that lead to dozens of officers and two journalists being injured when the crowd threw rocks, bottles, and chunks of cement at police on the scene.
According to the Department of Public Safety, Webber’s father made the initial threat against law enforcement Wednesday night, calling for retaliation for the death of his son.
The threats are considered by authorities to be against all law enforcement nationwide, but especially the Marshals.
Information from informants to DPS and to the Mississippi Association of Gang Investigators shows that the gang plans to kill a Marshal to even the score.
“We received credible intelligence that a threat had been issued on law enforcement pursuant to the events that occurred in the city of Memphis last evening,” said DPS Commissioner Marshall Fisher. “I felt it was necessary to get that information out to law enforcement.”
Authorities say police need to be on high alert when they are in public, and that all Marshals should cover their agency apparel when they are out.
“We currently have an environment nationwide where it seems that law enforcement officers are increasingly under threats of violence. It’s incumbent upon us to get information out as soon.”
Hours before his death, Webber posted a Facebook Live video that was about eight minutes long – and has since been deleted. It showed him singing in his car, smoking and driving. He sees a Memphis police cruiser at one point, says they’d have to catch him and then says he’d “do” them.
“I ain’t lying, I’m gonna do they a** so bad,” Webber said in the video.
The Gangster Disciples is one of the three largest street gangs in Mississippi. That’s according to the latest gang study by the Fusion Center, which says they were also involved with a threat on law enforcement in 2015 along with the 74 Hoover Crips.
Get more details at wlbt.com.
That threat came just after Hattiesburg police officers Liquori Tate and Benjamin Deen were killed and Marvin Banks was captured and charged with two counts of capital murder in their deaths.
Here’s the back story on the Memphis riot, in case you missed it.
Early Thursday, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said that the man killed by the U.S. Marshals Service had been wanted on numerous warrants.
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The suspect’s cousin, Demetrick Skinner, said Webber was fatally shot and claims as many as 20 shots were fired at him.
His aunt, Yolanda Holmes, said police claim he was shooting at an officer.
MPD officers were not involved in the shooting – they were actually called in to assist the Gulf Coast Regional Task Force and the U.S. Marshal Service.
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