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Deputies search for suspects after pursuit

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) – A pursuit involving Shelby County sheriff's deputies ended Friday morning when three suspects bailed out of their vehicle near Park and Estate.

Officials said the suspects were wanted in connection with an early morning murder in Clarksville, Tennessee.  According to police there, around 2:00 a.m. Friday, 30-year-old Raymond Caston was dragged from his home and shot to death.

Friday morning, the apparently trio made their way to Shelby County, where they were pursued by deputies.  Aaron Lucius witnessed part of the chase in his typically quiet East Memphis neighborhood.

"We see people all the time. I don't ever think too much about it, you know but when the people start running, you do

After the pursuit ended, deputies caught one of the suspects almost immediately.  A second was captured a short time later, but a third is still on the loose.

Deputies searched for the suspect in the area of Christ the King Lutheran Church, and operators of school there put students on lockdown.  Woodland Presbyterian School, located across the street, also went on lockdown.

Terrified parents, like Amy Wilson, soon gathered outside the schools to pick up their children.

"We saw the police helicopter, and then saw police cars, and then I saw you guys, and thought, 'Oh No,'" Wilson said.

Children were eventually allowed to go home.

The suspect that remains on the loose should be considered dangerous, and may be armed, investigators said.

Officials with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation aren't saying whether the three men are responsible for the murder in Clarksville this morning - only that they want to question one of them about that crime.  Investigators said one of them men was wanted on a drug charge.

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