Man sentenced in hitting Cooper Young protester, police say

MEMPHIS, Tenn —

UPDATE 9/26/20: Anthony Marcuzzo is sentenced to probation with diversion for a year, according to court records.

ORIGINAL STORY: A person was hit by a car Friday night while attending a protest and the driver has been arrested.

Officers responded to Young Ave. and Blythe St. just after 7:30 p.m., police said.

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The victim told police she was walking down the road when she was hit by a Chevrolet Tahoe that was trying to get through the crowd, according to police.

She was taken to Methodist University in non-critical condition.

Other individuals who were participating in the walk also advised they were struck but refused medical attention and continued in the protest, police said.

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Anthony Marcuzzo, 18, was questioned and given a citation for no driver’s license and improper passing.

After more evidence and information was gathered, Marcuzzo was arrested, according to police.

The evidence was given to the District Attorney’s Office and Marcuzzo was charged with four counts of reckless endangerment and one count of reckless driving, police said.

He was released on his own recognizance and due in court Monday, according to court records.

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There was another report of a person driving through a crowd of protesters just before 8:45 p.m. in the area of Cooper Ave. and Central, police said.

Officers saw that a black Nissan Juke turned from westbound Central to northbound Cooper and drove through a crowd of protesters.

No one was struck or injured, police said.

Officers issued a citation for disregarding a red light to Beau Albuer, 26.

This incident is still under investigation.