Man forced to ground in own home during suspect search - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Man forced to ground in own home during suspect search

A stolen car had crashed near the intersection of Knight Arnold Road and Goodlett Street. A stolen car had crashed near the intersection of Knight Arnold Road and Goodlett Street.

(WMC-TV) - A suspect is behind bars after a carjacking that turned in to a chase with police and ended with a crash.

Officers received a call that someone had been carjacked at Knight Arnold Road and Goodlett Street around 11:15 a.m. Thursday.

When officers spotted the suspect and the stolen vehicle in the University of Memphis area, an innocent bystander got the scare of his life.

"The police run through my house, I'm afraid. They came with their guns they told me you with another?" said Silem Ahmed, who was at home minding his own business.

Outside Ahmed's home, a stolen Ford Mustang from the carjacking had crashed; the suspect ran.

Police say they had to make sure Ahmed was not somehow involved.

"I told him I don't speak English very good, I speak French and Arab. After two minutes he go," said Ahmed.

After the initial carjacking call went out, officers spotted the stolen vehicle traveling down the 500 block of Haynes Road.

Investigators sifted through trash bins along the street and collected what appeared to be stolen items that had been ditched along the pursuit route.

It was all too much excitement for Silem Ahmed, who was mistakenly caught up in a crime that made its way into his neighborhood.

Police do have a suspect in custody but have not yet released his name or the charges he is facing.

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