MPD: 1-Year-Old Boy Hit By Car During Domestic Dispute

MEMPHIS, Tenn. ( - (UPDATE 9/21/2017) Tamara Roscoe has been arraigned, and her bond set at $70,000. Benner was also arraigned, and his bond was set at $30,000.


(UPDATE 9/20/2017 – 5:00 p.m.) The child’s mother, Tamara Roscoe, and Yacobian Benner, have been charged. Roscoe is charged with reckless endangerment, DUI, reckless driving, and driving on a suspended license. Benner is charged with aggravated assault, assault, and reckless endangerment.


A 1-year-old boy was hospitalized Wednesday morning with life-threatening injuries after Memphis police said his mother accidentally hit him with a car.


According to police, they received a shots fired call around 3:00 a.m. Wednesday in the 3100 block of Amber Leaf Lane at the Autumnwood Apartments in the Fox Meadows neighborhood.


When officers arrived, they learned a mother and father were involved in a domestic dispute. Things escalated when the mother tried drive away the father fired one shot at her, and their 1-year-old son was either thrown from or fell out of the car. She then accidentally hit the boy with the car.


The boy's mother was not shot, but police said she was injured during the fight.


Both the mother and father were taken into police custody. At last check, investigators were interviewing with family members and witnesses, working to sort through conflicting accounts.


At this point no charges have been filed. 


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