Man who ran over deputy with car charged with attempted murder, TBI says


The Memphis man who investigators say ran over a deputy with his car is charged with Attempted First Degree Murder and Felon in Possession of a Handgun.

An investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) into the officer-involved shooting in Cordova Monday night resulted in the arrest of Charlie Gibson.

On July 4th, TBI agents were called to investigate the shooting that happened in the 9200 block of Durhamshire Drive. 

During the investigation, agents developed information that a Shelby County deputy who was attempting to talk to a driver was injured, after the driver struck the deputy with his front bumper causing the deputy to be carried away on the hood of the vehicle, the TBI said.

The injured deputy, as well as a fellow officer nearby, fired their service weapons into the vehicle, striking the driver.

The driver was identified as Charlie L. Gibson II of Memphis.

Gibson remains hospitalized due to his injuries. When he is released, he will be booked into the Shelby County Jail on a $250,000 bond.

The deputy who was hit by the car was treated for his injuries and released from the hospital.


The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) is investigating an officer-involved shooting in Cordova.

Two Shelby County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) deputies responded to the 9200 block of Durhamshire Drive in Cordova for a disturbance at about 9 p.m.

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According to preliminary reports from the scene, the driver hit one of the deputies with his car resulting in both deputies firing their service weapons into the car, striking the driver, TBI said.

Both deputies were taken to Baptist East in non-critical condition.

The suspect was taken in critical condition to Regional One Health, SCSO said.

SCSO identified the suspect as Charlie Gibson, 23, and he remains in critical condition with charges pending.

According to a release, TBI agents are working to determine the series of events that lead up to the shooting, including collecting evidence and conducting interviews.

Any information found will be shared with the District Attorney General for her further review and consideration, a release said.

A release further stated:

The TBI acts solely as fact-finders in its cases and does not determine whether the actions of an officer were justified in these types of matters. That decision rests with the District Attorney General requesting TBI’s involvement.

The TBI does not identify the officers involved in these types of incidents and instead refers questions of that nature to the respective department to answer as it sees fit.