Police shot and killed Brandon Webber, a 21-year-old colored man from Frayser, Memphis, while conducting an investigation. The incident led to large-scale riots in the area. Police had to use tear gas to disperse the angry crowd after information about the death of Brandon Webber was spread online. Violence quickly escalated as the crowd threw stones at the police. 25 security personnel were injured in the incident. Memphis police were quickly dispatched to help local security forces. The place where the riots took place is Frayser, where many middle and low income people are concentrated.