Memphis man intentionally drives into house with police inside, MPD says

Memphis, Tenn. — A scary situation left a house in shambles and a Memphis man facing nine felony charges, according to Memphis Police.

Police said that 28-year-old Juan Dorse intentionally drove his car into a house in a Raleigh neighborhood Friday morning.

That house on Mozelle St. was occupied by several people, including police officers, MPD said.

FOX13 got home security footage and spoke with a neighbor who said he saw it all happen.

Police say they were called to this house last night for an aggravated assault.

Within minutes of arriving, an officer taking the report said a car came flying down the street and drove into the living room, which is now covered up by a plastic tarp.

Thankfully, there were no reported injuries. But people who saw it happen said it was traumatic.

“I couldn’t believe it. It was something that was unexpected. We were sitting at home and saw him drive into the wall,” said Abiodun Abari, who lives across the street.

Home security footage shows the moment it happened.

Abari said he was home and saw the car fly by his house and crash into his neighbor’s.

“People can’t sleep,” he said. “You can’t just see that and go to sleep with that going on in your neighborhood. So that was scary last night, it was.”

Police say Juan Dorse, was the driver. Before the incident, a report says officers were called out to the home for an aggravated assault.

The report says Dorse, the ex-boyfriend of a woman living there, was banging on the door demanding to be let in. When the woman refused, the report said Dorse broke the mirror to her car and left.

Officers arrived a few minutes later. That’s when the report says Dorse returned and drove a Ford Escape at a high rate of speed into the living room.

“There’s no reason for someone to want to kill somebody and run into their house where there are kids,” Abari said.

Police say several officers and family members were inside the house when it happened. No injuries were reported.

Abari said he’s just glad everyone is ok.

“You see your neighbors every day, and something tragic like this happens you may lose them,” he said. “What if it kills them? You get what I’m saying?”

Dorse faces eight counts of aggravated assault and one count of felony vandalism between $2,500 and $10,000.