Memphis police shoot at suspect after traffic stop - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Man tries to run over officers during traffic stop

(WMC-TV) - Memphis police opened fire on a suspect after he attempted to run over the officers.

Just after 8 p.m., officers conducted a traffic stop in the 3800 block of Jackson Avenue.

During the stop, officers tried to pull the driver out of the car.  The passenger of the vehicle was able to get his hands on the wheel and tried to run over the officers.

There was a struggle and both officers fired shots at the suspect, who fled the scene in a vehicle.

The vehicle has been located, but the suspect has not been located.  The driver of the vehicle is in custody.

There are no reports of injuries.

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