Police: Suspects rob Horn Lake tobacco store, lead police on chase downtown
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Three suspects are awaiting extradition after allegedly robbing a tobacco store on Goodman Road in Horn Lake then leading police on a chase into Downtown Memphis.
Tyler Lay, Javon Wilson and Shikeema Lang are all in custody in Memphis and facing life behind bars if convicted of armed robbery charges.
It all started around 8:30 p.m. after Horn Lake police responded to the Tobacco Superstore in the 3300 block of Goodman Road.
Employees said two armed men demanded money before jumping into a white Chevrolet Impala being driven by a woman.
The victims were able to get the suspects’ tag information before they took off.
They also told police they heard a gunshot as the suspects fled the scene.
Authorities said they believe Lay or Wilson fired one of their weapons, striking Lay in the leg.
With that information, Southaven police were able to track down the vehicle and pursued it into Memphis.
Authorities told WREG the chase ended at Danny Thomas and Adams just before 10 p.m. Wednesday.
Investigators said Lay was involved in another armed robbery at the Tobacco Warehouse on June 17.
He faces additional charges stemming from that incident.
Police from Horn Lake, Southaven and Memphis were all involved in the chase.
None of the employees were hurt.