MPD cruiser shot at while on duty - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

MPD cruiser shot at while on duty

MPD cruiser shot at Peppertree Apartments (Source: WMC Action News 5) MPD cruiser shot at Peppertree Apartments (Source: WMC Action News 5)
MPD cruiser shot at Peppertree Apartments (Source: WMC Action News 5) MPD cruiser shot at Peppertree Apartments (Source: WMC Action News 5)
MPD cruiser shot at Peppertree Apartments (Source: WMC Action News 5) MPD cruiser shot at Peppertree Apartments (Source: WMC Action News 5)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Bullets whizzed toward a Memphis Police Department patrol car Tuesday morning.

An officer was on patrol at the Peppertree Apartments on Graceland Drive in Whitehaven.

The officer said he heard several gunshots and realized the shots were aimed at him and his patrol car. Only one bullet hit the car; the officer was not injured.

The officer called for backup, and soon the apartment complex was filled with officers.

Tuesday morning, our crew saw a police crime scene van and several other police cars on the property.

Resident Eugene McDaniel said, "That's bad. I've got my little girl over here. And I don't feel like she's safe. I feel like I need to move or something."

Memphis police say this is the second squad car hit by gunfire in the past year.

"That's scary. Something like that, they're not afraid to shoot at nobody anymore. I don't feel safe anywhere in Memphis," said McDaniel.

Right now, it's not clear if the officer was the intended target. Our crew on scene Tuesday morning saw at least one person being detained.

Memphis Police say they've been called to the Peppertree apartments 37 times in the past year.

Among those calls, police have responded to 10 domestic disturbances, three shots fired calls, two car thefts, and one theft at the apartments to name just a few.

If you have any information that could help police figure out what happened, call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH (2274), text 'AWARD' to 274637 or visit www.528cash.org.

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