Note: Memphis Police originally said this chase involved a homicide suspect. They later clarified that information saying that the man was not wanted for homicide.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A police pursuit in East Memphis ended with a crash after police were trying to catch a man they say stole a Corvette from a local dealership.
The pursuit started just before 9:30 a.m. Friday morning on Walnut Grove. Memphis Police say officers attempted to pull over a suspect wanted for homicide.
According to police, the suspect rammed officers’ cars with his Corvette and led police on a chase. The suspect then crashed at Walnut Grove and Farm Road.
Memphis Police say the suspect was taken into custody and transported to the hospital in critical condition. According to police, a woman who was in the car was also taken to the hospital in critical condition.
Memphis Police announced the west bound lanes of traffic in the area will be closed as police investigate. The lanes were reopened just before 1 p.m. Friday afternoon.