MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police responded to a call about a shooting in the 300 block of N. Watkins on Jan. 26.
Officers saw the suspect, who was reportedly wearing all black clothing and a beanie, walking westbound on Overton Park Avenue from Cleveland Street.
According to an affidavit, officers attempted to detain the suspect and perform a pat-down search.
During the pat-down, the suspect, identified as Lay Ford pulled away twice while covering something on his right hip.
Ford then pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the officers, according to the affidavit.
Ford reportedly said, “Don’t make me shoot you.”
The officers retreated, and Ford fled into a wooded field. He was found hiding in a garbage can in the 300 block of N. Montgomery.
Ford physically resisted when officers tried to detain him, according to the affidavit.
After a struggle, he was placed in handcuffs and arrested.
He was taken to a hospital before being transported to jail.
Ford is charged with Resisting Official Detention and two counts of Aggravated Assault.
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