Officials say police encountered a stolen Nissan Maxima in the area of Stateline Road and Horn Lake Road. The stolen vehicle entered Rasco Hills Drive, with an unmarked detective vehicle behind it. The stolen vehicle traveled east, and then turned around in the area of Running Horse Cove.
Unbeknownst to the detective, an individual had gotten out of the stolen vehicle, and was in the process of stealing another one. The detective got out of his car in preparation to deploy stop sticks. As the detective exited his vehicle, they were ambushed with gunfire by the individual that was in the process of stealing the other car. The detective returned fire, and the individual fled the scene on foot.
The stolen vehicle also fled with three additional occupants. Southaven Police officers pursued the vehicle into Memphis. During the pursuit, occupants in the stolen vehicle opened fire on officers. They were able to elude police.
“For those that remain on the run, know that the Southaven Police Department will not rest until you are in custody.”