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Deputy shoots car motor to end multi-county chase

Brookshire (left) and keen (right) (Source: Tipton County SO) Brookshire (left) and keen (right) (Source: Tipton County SO)

Tipton County sheriff’s deputies arrested two people after a police chase ended in Millington.

Deputies responded to a burglary in the 100 block of Hanna Marie Drive at 10:10 a.m. Sunday. Deputies found a maroon Ford Expedition that was suspected as the burglars’ vehicle.

Deputies tried to pull over the SUV, but said the driver drove off the road, almost striking the deputies. Deputies chased the suspects into Shelby County, where they were assisted by Millington police officers.

Deputies said the suspects’ vehicle hit a bystander’s car on Veteran’s Parkway in Millington and hit the deputies vehicle before being blocked in.

Officials said a Tipton County deputy fired multiple shots from his pistol into the motor of the vehicle. This left the vehicle unable to move. As deputies approached the suspects, there was a brief struggle before both men were taken into custody.

“I say he did the right thing,” a driver said. “He took care of the problem; he did what he had to do. He didn't shoot nobody.”

Detectives said a large amount of construction material and tools were stolen from the building in Munford. Detectives recovered the items from the SUV.

Neighbors of the burglary victim said the woman immediately told her daughter to alert the neighbors.

“We kind of hang out together, look out for each other, and each other's kids,” the neighbor said. “That sort of thing. So we have really good neighbors.”

The neighbors saw the two men breaking a lock on a trailer with bolt cutters and stealing the tools.

Tipton County Sheriff's Office identified the two suspects as Timothy Keen, 27, and Dustin Brookshire, 29.  Both men are from Memphis. They both face two counts of burglary and theft of property over $1,000.

Neighbors are appreciative of the deputies' swift action.

“I think it was pretty heroic I think it was awesome. I'm glad they did it,” one neighbor said.

Keen faces additional charges of aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, reckless driving, driving on a revoked driver’s license, and felony evading arrest.

TSCO said Millington Police Department will add additional charged for the events in Shelby County.

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