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1/28/2004 10:03:05 AM
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Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies have charged one person involved in the recent shooting that left two deputies injured, one critically. Investigators say Virgil Tab, Jr. from Metarie, Louisiana, near New Orleans, has been charged with attempted first degree murder. The case is also being reviewed by the United States Attorney’s Office for additional firearms charges.
Officers say Tab was the person who fired at the SWAT officers at a southeast Memphis apartment two days ago . However, the two other persons who were questioned by investigators that afternoon will not be charged.
On January 26, just after 2 p.m., twelve Shelby County SWAT and Narcotics officers went to the Hickory Pointe apartment community in southeast Memphis. The officers had a search warrant for drugs believed to be inside the apartment. A small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, including spoons and syringes used to inject heroin were found. Investigators said officers knocked on the door and identified themselves. After no answer, the officers entered the apartment. They found the three people inside the apartment. As SWAT officers searched the apartment, investigators say Virgil Tab began shooting at them with a 9 mm handgun.
Deputy Chris Harris was shot in the jaw, hip and leg. He remains in critical condition at The Med following extensive surgery. Harris has been with the Sheriff’s Office for six years and has served on the SWAT team since 2001. Harris is married with one child. Deputy Jason Pagenkopf was shot in the neck. He has now been released from The Med. Pagenkopf has been with the Sheriff’s Office for ten years and has served on the SWAT team since 1999. He is married with two children.
Investigators say Virgil Tab is a singer and associated with the musical rap group “Hot Boys” and “Cash Money Millionaires.” Virgil Tab is being held at the Shelby County Jail.
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