Suspect Shot Dead Trying to Run Over Police

Suspect Shot Dead Trying to Run Over Police

A man was shot dead by Memphis police Tuesday night after he hit two officers with his vehicle while trying to flee.
MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - A man was shot dead by Memphis police Tuesday night after he hit two officers with his vehicle while trying to flee.

Officers were called to the 1400-block of Jackson Ave around 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23 to check out a suspicious vehicle. Memphis Police Department Col. Mike Ryall said the driver suddenly accelerated as the officers were checking the car for suspicious activity.

Police opened fire, hitting the suspect. He was pronounced dead on the scene. One of the officers was taken to a hospital with minor injuries. The other officer was also struck, but remained on the scene Tuesday night.

Investigators have not released the suspect's name, but family on the scene identified him as 28-year-old Amjustine Hunter. The incident is under investigation.

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