Memphis police investigating overnight officer-involved shooting

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis police are investigating a shooting involving an officer.

Around 1:20 a.m., officers from Mt. Moriah Station Task Force were patrolling the area of Quince Road looking for car prowlers.

An officer saw a Nissan 350Z driving recklessly northbound on Cranford near Helene.

The officer attempted to perform a traffic stop, according to police.

The driver did not stop and bailed out of the car in the 4900 block of Quince Road.

A foot pursuit followed.

The suspect then turned and fired an undetermined number of shots that missed the officer, according to police.

The officer returned fire, hitting the suspect once.

The suspect, a 29-year-old man, was taken to Regional One in critical condition.

He is now stable, according to police.

Mariah Marlowe was one of several people who live in the neighborhood whose car was broken into overnight, close to the time of the officer-involved shooting.

“The only thing that kept them from taking this car was the alarm going off and I know my friend down the street got their car broken into,” Marlowe said.

In the last month, more than 30 car thefts occurred in this neighborhood.

Memphis Police could not confirm on the scene if the Nissan 350Z was stolen.

MPD also didn’t release the name of the 29-year-old driver.

Investigators couldn’t determine early on if Mariah’s car break-in was connected to the morning’s events either.