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Police ID officers in June 15 shooting

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Memphis Police Officers Fredrick Reading, left, and Kimberly Shannon, right (courtesy Memphis Police) Memphis Police Officers Fredrick Reading, left, and Kimberly Shannon, right (courtesy Memphis Police)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) -

Memphis Police identified Officers Fredrick Reading and Kimberly Shannon on Monday, who were involved in the city's most recent police-involved shooting June 15 in the 2900 block of Wedge Cove.

Both officers responded to an alarm call on Wedge Cove on June 15 and noticed a suspect, later identified as 29-year-old Joe Willis, with a shotgun while the officers were checking the residence.

Officers Redding and Shannon gave verbal commands to Willis, who in turn pointed the shotgun at the officers. Officer Reading fired shots at the suspect from his service weapon, striking him one time.

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Willis fled the neighborhood  and was later located at Baptist DeSoto Hospital in Southaven, Miss., after being taken there by a private vehicle. Willis was then transferred to The MED in Memphis and has since been upgraded to stable condition.

Willis was charged with two counts of aggravated assault, aggravated burglary, evading arrest, and theft of property under $500.

The 36-year-old Reading has been relieved of duty with pay pending the outcome of an internal investigation, police staff said.

Officer Reading has been with Memphis Police since July 2009 while Officer Shannon, 44, has been with MPD since March 2008.

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