MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A carjacking suspect in a stolen Dodge Challenger and the Memphis Police patrol car pursuing him crashed onto railroad tracks along Southern Avenue early Tuesday morning, police say.
The incident happened at Castalia Street and Southern Avenue, which is on the southern edge of the Cooper-Young neighborhood.
Police say the Dodge was stolen around midnight, when a woman was carjacked at gunpoint on Shelby Drive near Tchulahoma Road.
An officer pursued the suspect all the way to Midtown, where both vehicles flew off the road and landed on some railroad tracks.
The stolen blue Dodge Challenger burst into flames and was completely burned out. The officer’s car had front-end damage.
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Reports state that the carjacking suspect had minor injuries and was taken into custody. The officer involved in the crash is uninjured.
So far, no charges have been filed. Officers say this is an ongoing investigation.