TBI charges man in connection to shooting incident near Memphis school

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Haywood County man is facing charges in connection to a shooting incident outside of a Memphis school.

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Memphis police officers work the scene of an officer-involved shooting, Monday, July 31, 2023, in Memphis, Tenn. Memphis police said officers shot a suspect after he attempted to enter a Jewish school with a gun and fired shots after he couldn’t get into the building. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)

According to the Tennessee Bureau of investigation, Joel Alejandro Bowman of Stanton has been charged with carrying weapons on school property, reckless endangerment, criminal attempted second-degree murder, possessing a firearm during the commission or attempt to commit a dangerous felony, and assault against a first responder.

Agents say Bowman attempted to enter a Hebrew Academy in the 300 block of south White Station Road while armed with a handgun.

He is accused of firing shots in the area before driving away.

According to the TBI, Memphis officers located Bowman and pulled him over, where he exited the vehicle holding a firearm and was shot by officers.

At this time, Bowman remains hospitalized in Memphis.

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