Sheriff: Suspect hit deputy with vehicle during gang unit traffic stop


MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis man was arrested after allegedly hitting a Shelby County Sheriff’s deputy with a car during a routine traffic stop.

The suspect was identified as Demitrious Davis, 32. He was charged with attempted first-degree murder, evading arrest, convicted felon in possession of a gun and tampering with evidence.

Shelby County Sheriff’s office said, officers with the Multi-Agency Gang unit were initiating a traffic stop on Flowering Peach Dr. off Mendenhall Rd, late Tuesday evening. During the stop, the driver hit a deputy with his vehicle, and the deputy shot at the driver, reportedly twice.

Both the deputy and the suspect were transported to Regional One Hospital in non-critical condition. 

This is an ongoing investigation

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