WEST MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG) — Authorities are searching for a suspect who they say hit a West Memphis police officer and a police cruiser before fleeing into Memphis.
According to the West Memphis Police Department, officers stopped a vehicle around 2:30 a.m. in the 3400 block of East Polk that was believed to be involved in a theft. The driver of the SUV tried to flee the scene and struck an officer.
Officers fired shots at the suspect.
The driver then hit a second officer’s cruiser and was able to get away after fleeing into Memphis along I-55.
The officer sustained only minor injuries after being hit by the vehicle, the department said.
The SUV was described as a dark-colored Mercedes.
If you know anything about this incident, call police immediately.