Suspect assaults officer during foot pursuit - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Suspect assaults officer during foot pursuit

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - A Memphis police officer was assaulted by a suspect following a foot-pursuit Wednesday afternoon.

Memphis Police Department spokesperson Monique Martin said the assault happened around 3:40pm, near the intersection of Tampa and Kant.  Martin said the suspect was originally stopped for a traffic violation at Marjorie and Cherokee. 

While the officer was attempting to identify warrant information, the suspect ran away.  When the officer ran after him, the suspect grabbed a piece of wood and struck the officer on the head.

The officer, who has not been identified, is expected to be okay. 

Police eventually caught up with the suspect and took him in to custody.  He is expected to be charged with aggravated assault, Martin said.

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