MPD: 2 vehicles crash in Oakhaven after shoot-out, 2 detained

Published: Mar. 16, 2023 at 4:08 PM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Memphis police are investigating after they say people in two cars were shooting at each other at a busy intersection before one crashed Thursday afternoon.

Police say that at 1:58 p.m., officers on routine patrol witnessed passengers of two cars shoot at one another on Shelby Drive near Airways Boulevard.

Witnesses said they were ducking and hiding trying to find cover from flying bullets.

Police say the two suspect vehicles, a stolen black Chrysler 300 and a white Chevrolet Tahoe, continued down Shelby Drive until the Chrysler crashed just west of Swinnea Road, and the Tahoe continued east.

Police say multiple suspects bailed from the Chrysler after it crashed, and officers pursued them. The suspects fired multiple shots at officers, but they did not return fire.

Police say no one was struck by the gunfire, but the back window of a citizen’s Kia was shot out.

A man who police identified as a suspect was also transported from the scene to St. Francis hospital in non-critical condition due to an undisclosed injury.

According to police, two other suspects have been detained: one 18-year-old and one 16-year-old.

No charges have been filed at this time.

Police say they recovered two unspecified weapons and a car theft device from the scene.

Two suspects remain at large and the Tahoe remains unrecovered.

This is an ongoing investigation.

Those with information are asked to call CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH.

Video from a witness shows one person being detained at the scene on Shelby Drive.

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