Man arrested after being found to be in possession of vehicle used during officer-involved shooting at East Memphis hotel


MEMPHIS, Tenn. — New details have been released regarding the arrest of a man following an officer-involved shooting in East Memphis early Sunday morning.

The suspect was identified by police as Martenio King. He was charged with aggravated assault, intentionally evading arrest, evading arrest, unlawful possession of a weapon, reckless driving and resisting official detention.

According to police, officers were called to the Extended Stay America in the 6300 block of Quail Hollow around 7 a.m. Sunday regarding a prowler. While on the scene, the suspect drove towards the officers and that’s when shots were fired at the man.

No one was injured at that scene.

According to police, King was located in possession of the vehicle used during the officer-involved shooting. As of Monday, they do not know if he was the person involved in the incident at the hotel.

When they tried to pull him over, he led them on a chase through the streets of Memphis, until they came to a dead end of Ayers Street. An officer got out of his vehicle and approached the suspect, ordering him to get out. Again, the suspect allegedly refused to comply and sped towards the officer, nearly hitting him.

After another short pursuit, the suspect jumped out of his vehicle and took off on foot. He was eventually apprehended in the 800 block of Claybrook.

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