Car crashes into car lot on Winchester after early morning gunshots

Published: Aug. 26, 2022 at 11:08 AM CDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A man is in custody after an interesting Friday morning.

Memphis police say a man was arrested after shots were fired in the early morning hours near Winchester Road.

Deputy chief Don Crowe said a Ridgeway station officer was patrolling an area that’s considered a hot spot for crime.

“They are out here every night patrolling these streets,” Crowe said. “Looking for trouble trying to keep crime down.”

It started around 4 in the morning. Shots were fired causing the officer to think he was shot at. Officers then put out a broadcast on the driver of a silver SUV, who was responsible for the gunshots. Additional officers came to the area and found an silver SUV crashed across the street in the Toyota dealership lot.

Some of the cars on the Toyota dealership lot took a hit too.

Crowe says there was no pursuit nor did the officer return fire

“Thank goodness, by the grace of God,” Crowe said. “Our officers are not hurt and no citizens are hurt.”

Crowe says this incident is just another reason change is needed.

“This should be a call to action for everybody in the community,” Crowe said. “Everybody to say enough is enough We are fed up with gun crime, we are fed up with gun crime.”

Police have not said what charges the suspect faces. Investigators were called to the scene and a follow up investigation is underway.

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