MPD: Man crashes into a building after being shot, one arrested

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Police are investigating a crash where one man was found shot in Berclair.

Officers responded to the scene of a crash in the 4800 block of Summer Avenue.

Police said a man was eating at the Pancake Shop when he saw a man trying to break into his maroon truck in the parking lot.

They said the man confronted the suspect breaking into his truck.

When the suspect tried to get away in a grey van, the truck owner fired two shots at the van, police said.

One of the bullets hit the driver of the van, causing him to crash into a nearby school building.

Investigators found him suffering from a gunshot wound.

The school building went into lockdown and eventually closed for the remainder of the day.

He was taken to Regional One in critical condition.

They are still trying to piece together what happened.

MPD said Bobby Freeze, 51-years-old, was arrested and charged with Criminal Attempt Second Degree Murder and Employment of a Firearm During the Commission of a Dangerous Felony.

A man at the scene of the incident, Richard Stedman, said he was in the area to eat when he saw the commotion.

“I could’ve been right in the middle of it,” Stedman said. “Memphis is getting wild, it’s getting pretty bad out here.