Memphis police exchange gunfire with armed robbery suspects at Sonic drive-in

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Police exchanged gunfire with suspects during the robbery of a Sonic Drive-In Monday night, according to the police department.

The incident happened around 9 p.m. when officers were flagged down during an armed robbery at a Sonic on South Perkins Rd., police said.

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Police said two gunmen entered the business, forced the clerks to give them the money in the cash register and then forced one of the workers to hand over all of the money from the workers’ apron.

The armed men ran off and officers followed them, leading the gunmen to shoot at Memphis Police officers and hit the squad car twice, according to MPD.

Police said that’s when they returned fire.

No officers or the victims of the robbery were hit, police said. MPD added that it’s unknown if any of the suspected robbers were shot.

Nobody has been arrested in this case, according to police.

Police said the two men are about 5-foot-9 and average build and 6-foot-3 and 300 pounds, respectively. Authorities believe these two men are responsible for several other business robberies in the city.

If you have any information about this crime, police urge you to call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.