Man arrested after Collierville officer injured during hit-and-run

Keith Houston Jr.
Keith Houston Jr.(SCSO)
Published: Sep. 24, 2022 at 7:21 AM CDT

COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. (WMC) - Shelby County Deputies arrested the man wanted for a hit-and-run that injured an officer.

Keith Houston Jr., 32-year-old, was taken into custody on Sept. 24.

Houston is charged with attempted first-degree murder, possessing a firearm during commission/attempt to commit a dangerous felony, stalking, domestic assault, and reckless endangerment.

Shelby County Sherriff’s Office contacted Collierville Police Department around 2:26 a.m. Saturday to find a suspect involved in a shooting on Mission Hill Cove.

The first officer arrived at the Fairfield Inn on Collierville Road where the suspect’s car was found.

CPD said as the officer approached the vehicle, the suspect drove toward the officer, forcing the officer onto the hood of the suspect’s vehicle.

As the suspect drove away, the officer fell off of the vehicle, and the suspect drove over the officer, said police.

2017 white Chevy Corvette, TN tag 5P92H5
2017 white Chevy Corvette, TN tag 5P92H5(CPD)

Officer was transported in critical condition to Regional One.

During the incident, CPD said the officer shot at the suspect.

The suspect drove a 2017 white Chevy Corvette, Tenn. tag 5P92H5, and fled the scene in an unknown direction.

The corvette had bullet holes in the windshield.

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