Police shoot man accused of trying to run down officers - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Police shoot man accused of trying to run down officers

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Memphis police officers shot a man early Monday morning after he tried to run them down with his car, police said.

The unidentified 39-year-old suspect was in non-critical condition at Regional Medical Center.

Police spokesman Sgt. Vince Higgins said he would not release the suspect's name until he is formally charged, which was expected later on Monday or early Tuesday.

At about 4 a.m. Monday, police say the man drove off after being pulled over on a routine traffic stop.

After leading police on a short chase, he stopped abruptly in a yard. When officers tried to pull him from his 1992 Chevrolet Silverado, the man accelerated toward them.

One officer then fired at the man, shooting him in the left arm, according to the police report.

The man continued driving after being shot and was captured after trying to flee on foot.

Higgins said the officer who fired the shot would be suspended with pay pending an investigation.

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