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A deputy U.S. marshal was killed in a shootout with police officers who had stopped the agent for driving erratically early Sunday, authorities said.
Mary Fisher, 46, refused to stop when officers tried to pull her over and led the officers to her home around 6 a.m., according to Sgt. Vince Higgins, a police spokesman.
When the officers told her to get out of the car, she opened her door, pulled out a gun and started shooting at them, Higgins said.
Sheriff's deputies went to Fisher's home just before 10 p.m. Saturday after a woman there dialed 911 and hung up.
Eyewitness News Memphis
Police who were tending to a traffic accident say Fisher drove past them in her white BMW at about 4:00 a.m. Sunday and started to circle them in a somewhat taunting manner. Those officers called out another police unit to respond.
Memphis police officers spotted Mary Fisher's car driving at a fast rate and weaving in and out of lanes around 6 a.m. Sunday. Fisher, 46, refused to stop when they put on their blue lights and sirens and led the officers to her house,
U-S Marshal David Jolley says Fisher was a longtime employee of the Marshals Service. Assigned to the emergency management division, she carried a weapon as a part of her job. He says as late as Saturday night Fishers co-workers were at her Cordova home trying to help her. He says they called 9-1-1 twice, David Jolley with the U-S Marshal's Western Division says, "The deputies that came by were aware of some strange behavior and they came by to try and locate her last night and apparently she left the house and they were not able to find her until this incident happened Sunday morning." Jolley says Fisher who was divorced had just returned home from a week's training in Atlanta. He's not speculating why she was so upset, or saying if she shot at officers because she wanted them to shoot back at her. Jolley says, "We don't know anything about that. We're still working with the shelby county sheriff's department to piece together what may have happened. And, right now we really don't know we don't what led up to the shooting itself."
Originally posted by WyrdeOne
U-S Marshal David Jolley says Fisher was a longtime employee of the Marshals Service. Assigned to the emergency management division, she carried a weapon as a part of her job. He says as late as Saturday night Fishers co-workers were at her Cordova home trying to help her. He says they called 9-1-1 twice, ...
Originally posted by WyrdeOne
Jolley says Fisher who was divorced had just returned home from a week's training in Atlanta.
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Originally posted by Icarus Rising
I think she may have been of good conscience and about to go public with something she learned in connection with her WMD training. All the other Marshall Services co-workers, the 911 calls, and the reports of her being 'delusional' just don't add up to me. No, I think they may well have been trying to talk her out of a whistleblowing type of event, and once she left the premises, she was marked for sanctioning.