MPD officer hit in crash after suspects fire shots at SCSO deputy

MPD officer involved in crash in South Memphis
MPD officer involved in crash in South Memphis(Action News 5)
Published: Aug. 8, 2022 at 6:53 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 8, 2022 at 9:17 AM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A Memphis police officer was involved in an accident overnight Monday after shots were fired at a Shelby County sheriff’s deputy.

Memphis Police Department says around 4 a.m. officers and deputies responded to a prowler call on Covington Pike when three suspects fired shots at a deputy from a vehicle.

The suspect fled the scene but shortly after they wrecked and bailed from the car at Chestnut and Cherokee Avenue. MPD says an officer was involved in a crash at Hernando and Persons just a few blocks away in South Memphis while trying to capture the suspects.

One suspect is in custody but two others are on the run. Officers are currently searching the area.

No injuries have been reported at this time.

This is an ongoing investigation.

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