Suspect who allegedly rammed police car surrenders following barricade situation

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SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. — Deputies were dealing with a barricade situation Saturday evening in Shelby County.

Shelby County Sheriff’s Office deputies were at the Corning Village Apartments in the 1400 block of Briercrest Lane.

An SCSO spokesman said the suspect is wanted for ramming a police car and was refusing to come out of the building.

The situation ended by 6:45 p.m., a little over an hour after SCSO first reported it. The suspect surrendered peacefully.

According to SCSO, the suspect was on Facebook Live during the barricade and said he’d come out shooting if he got 1,000 hits.

Memphis Police identified the suspect as Dennis Compton, 20.

Compton had multiple warrants out for his arrest. He’s accused of stealing two trucks out of Southaven and intentionally crashing into police cruisers in Memphis.

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