Andre Horton

Andre Horton, 42, was killed in the encounter with police.

MEMPHIS, TN (WSMV) - A man was killed in an officer-involved shooting in Memphis on Thursday night.

According to WMC, two Memphis police officers were responding to a complaint about a man in the road pointing a gun at drivers along James Road.

Police said the man was still armed when the officers arrived at the scene around 10 p.m.

At some point, the situation escalated, and one officer opened fire, according to the TBI.

Officials said 42-year-old Andre Horton was shot during the encounter and was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

WMC reports that Horton suffered from mental illness. He leaves behind six children.

The Memphis Police Department said the officer who fired the shots has been relieved from duty pending the outcome of the investigation.

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