Police capture suspect in North Memphis officer-involved shooting

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Police Department captured a man accused of firing shots at an officer in the 1400 block of Depass Tuesday evening, confirms the Memphis Police Department.

Police tell WREG the incident began when officers tried to pull over a car that was driving on Depass around 6:15 p.m.

When one of the officers got near the car, a man jumped out and ran. Police said they saw a gun and what appeared to be a bag of marijuana in his hands.

The officer chased the suspect.

There was some sort of struggle, and shots were fired. The officer hit the suspect in the hand.

MPD says it's unknown if the suspect fired at the officer.

After being shot, the man ran two streets over to the 1400 block of Salem.

Police say he entered two home and in the second home he told a man he was involved in a fight and needed to use his phone.

About 20 officers and K-9's started going door-to-door searching for the suspect.

They eventually found him and took him in custody.

He was transported to the hospital in non-critical condition.

The officer was not injured.

The other two people who were inside of the car during the traffic stop were detained.

WREG learned the officer involved in the shooting is from the Tillman precinct.

We don't know his identity not the suspect's.

Officers found two guns, one in the car and one in someone's yard.

The officer has been relieved of duty during the investigation.

Any one with tips can call Crime Stoppers at (901)-528-CASH.

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