Man held for firing on officers

Published 11:02 pm Saturday, November 24, 2007

SOUTHAVEN (AP) — A Memphis, Tenn., man was being held on $120,000 bond Saturday for alleged shooting at lawmen who went to the Southaven home to serve a search warrant.

No one was injured in Friday’s incident.

Kimberly L. Washington, 36, was charged with six counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer with a weapon.

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No details have been released about the incident or what authorities were searching for.

Southaven police said in a new release Friday that agents with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, the U.S. Marshals Service Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force and the DeSoto County SWAT team went to the home to serve the warrant.

‘‘The occupant fired shots at them. The officers returned fire. No one was injured and the occupant was taken into custody without further incident,’’ according to the news release.

Southaven Police Lt. Mark Little said his department was called in to work the crime scene and shooting, but he referred all questions to federal officials.

The U.S. Marshals Service office referred all questions to the U.S. Attorney’s office in Memphis, which was closed Friday for the holiday weekend.


Information from: The Commercial Appeal,