The suspect, Travion Hollomon, 20, of Memphis, has been arrested. He will be charged with attempted murder of a law enforcement officer, along with numerous additional felony charges. The Southaven Police Department would like to thank the public for their patience and help with this investigation. As is routine for an Officer Involved Shooting, the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation will be assuming lead in the investigation.
Just before 1 a.m. Wednesday, officers with the Southaven Police Department were involved in an officer-involved shooting.
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.
At this time, a perimeter has been established in the area of the initial shooting. Officers are still actively looking for the first individual. A BOLO has been issued for the vehicle.
If you know anything about these individuals, please call your local police department.