MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Desoto County Sheriff’s Department captured a 16-year-old suspect they say stole a car Thursday morning.
Officials responded to a shots fired call at a gas station at Goodman Road and Highway 301 a little before 6:30 a.m.
After speaking with witnesses, they determined that the suspect stole a car from the Crescent Apartments. The victim followed the suspect to the gas station, where shots were fired. It is unclear who fired shots, police say.
The DCSD used a K-9 unit and drones to search the area. The suspect was captured in Horn Lake just before 9 a.m. He had a gunshot wound in his hand and was taken to Regional One Hospital.
Marena Carlyle says she was inside her business right next to the BP gas station when she heard shots Thursday morning. She says within minutes, law enforcement was outside her door, taping off a crime scene. “I was scared. I locked the door.”
Authorities eventually released the vehicle back to the owner. This remains an ongoing investigation.