Police identify second suspect wanted after shooting at Memphis motel, chase

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Authorities have released new information on the second suspect still at large following a shooting and high-speed chase early Wednesday morning.

Officers identified the suspect as 18-year-old Jeremiah Bell.

Jeremiah Bell

According to police, an officer was patrolling along American Way when he heard gunshots coming from the Memphis Inn around 3 a.m. While investigating, he saw a pickup truck flee the scene at a high rate of speed and immediately tried to conduct a traffic stop. Police said Bell and a 16-year-old accomplice refused to comply and reportedly led police on a chase.

The suspects made it all the way to Weaver and Canary before they drove off the road and into a ditch. Both individuals then jumped from the truck.

WREG's Melissa Moon said authorities searched the area for some time using helicopters and K9 units. They eventually captured the teen but Bell was able to evade police.

Back at the Memphis Inn, police said they located a man who stated he exchanged gunfire with the two suspects after he caught them trying to steal from his vehicle. Thankfully no one was injured.

If you know where Bell is, call Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH.

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