Man fires shots while chased by police, later arrested - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Man fires shots while chased by police, later arrested

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Police were shot at while chasing a man in Whitehaven.

"When he was running, he shot at the officers,” store clerk Farouk Hidar said. “When he was running, you see where the grass at, he shot at the officer, at the car."

Hidar works at a BP store near where the incident happened. Surveillance video from his store shows an officer pulling into the parking lot and the suspect running right into the patrol car.

Police arrested the man without firing any shots.

Police said the suspect fired shots during a foot chase. Around the corner, police had four people in the back of four cruisers, but all were eventually let go. Those people said the suspect was originally in their car. They said the man had warrants.

"We’re good people,” one of the people detained said. “They’re just doing their job. We just trying to slide, but that's all."

They said they did not know their friend had warrants.

Officers searched dumpsters nearby, believing the suspect may have thrown something in there.

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