Deputy upgraded to stable condition after being hit by car during traffic stop, SCSO says

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy is in the hospital after being hit by a car.

According to SCSO, the deputy was trying to make a traffic stop near Mendenhall and Flowering Peach Drive.

When the stop was made, the driver of the car hit the deputy.

The deputy shot at the driver.

Sheriff Floyd Bonner said the officer shot the suspect twice as he was being run over.

Both the deputy and the suspect were initially taken to Regional One in non-critical condition.

Bonner said the deputy’s family is at Regional One with the deputy who is now in stable condition.

The deputy is part of the Multi-Agency Gang Unit.