Memphis Police Shotgun Stolen
(Memphis) The Safe Streets Tasks force is now looking into a gun taken from a stolen Memphis Police squad car.
The missing weapon is a 12 gauge shotgun.
The squad car was taken Tuesday morning when three officers were attempting to arrest two carjacking suspects in the 1900 block of Hubbert.
One suspect was taken into custody, but a second suspect fought off officers and then took the squad car.
The car was found an hour later at Montgomery and Snowden in North Memphis on fire.
The suspect and the shotgun were gone.
Marcion Thaddies came face to face with the suspects.
He was carjacked leaving watch night service Tuesday morning with his 2-year-old daughter at Tutwiler and Claybrook.
“They came out the alley, two men. I had my baby in my arm and that’s what really scared me,” said Thaddies. He said the men had guns and took the SUV.
Police later discover two men taking rims off the SUV and that is when the police car was stolen.
Memphis Fire is investigating the car fire.
Memphis Police said they are not commenting at this time.
They have not released any suspect information.