Suspects in stolen vehicle steal second car, flee from angry grandmother

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis police are searching for several suspects after they allegedly stole a car and led the owner on a chase through Hickory Hill.

Police say a group of car thieves was looking for cars left running in Hickory Hill driveways Friday morning, but they might have picked the wrong car after the woman jumped in an SUV with her grandson and chased after them.

Several male suspects were driving a stolen vehicle when they pulled up to a home in the 4500 block of Misty Moor early Friday morning.

As the suspects took off in a Mercedes left running in the driveway, the victim reportedly went inside, grabbed her grandson and gave chase in an SUV.

"I heard about 20 gunshots — boom, boom boom, said Lewis Guess, who had just pulled up to his house nearby.

Police confirmed shots were fired by the suspects during the pursuit, but no one was hurt.

However, the victims in this case did sustain minor injuries when both cars lost control in the 6500 block of Rocky Park Drive. The SUV slammed into the front of a home, sending a sleeping individual inside to the hospital.

A woman sleeping in a bedroom on the other side of the wall also received minor injuries when she was hit by flying debris.

All three are expected to be okay.

As for the suspects, they eventually came to a stop on the front lawn of another home. Both individuals inside took off on foot while their buddies sped away in the first stolen vehicle.

At this time, three to four suspects are on the run.

If you can help, call Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH.


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