Man arrested for allegedly shooting at MPD officer, U.S. Marshals say

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — One man is behind bars after allegedly shooting at a Memphis Police Officer and evading arrest.

U.S. Marshal Tyreece Miller announced the arrest of Elliott Girham for attempted first-degree murder, according to a release.

On July 14 at about 1 p.m. a Memphis Police Officer saw Girham driving recklessly in the Ridgeway and Knight Arnold area.

The officer followed Girham and attempted to take him into custody, a release stated.

Allegedly, Girham was armed with a rifle and began to shoot at the officer and the officer was not struck, the release said.

Girham fled the scene.

A warrant was issued for Girham for the crime.

According to court records, he is also charged with the employment of a firearm in the commission of a violent felony, resisting official detention, evading arrest and reckless driving.

Court records also revealed he had a warrant for attempted second-degree murder from an earlier incident.

In the afternoon of July 16, Girham was tracked to an address at Dew Cove in Cordova.

Working with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Fugitive Apprehension Team and the Multi-Agency Gang Unit, Girham was taken into custody without incident, a release said.

“The Marshals Service is grateful that the MPD officer was not injured in the initial incident, and we are glad to capture this fugitive,” U.S. Marshal Tyreece Miller said.