MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man is in custody, accused of hitting a Memphis Police officer with his vehicle.
According to MPD, it all started just before midnight Thursday in the 2500 block of Old Warford Rd. Investigators said an officer was responding to a call about a suspicious vehicle sitting there for 15 minutes with the taillights on, and found a 2017 Jeep Renegade parked at a dead end.
Investigators said the officer focused his lights on the SUV, and then got out to check out what was going on. They said the officer saw a man and woman inside the Renegade, and as the officer approached, the driver pulled forward. They said the driver hit the officer's vehicle and pinned him to the door, before taking off.
Memphis Fire Department said one person was transported to the hospital. MPD said the officer was taken to Regional One Hospital and treated and released.
About an hour later, investigators said officers learned the Renegade was at North Perkins Road and Sam Cooper Blvd. They found the SUV with damage to the driver's side and a flat tire.
The accused driver, Daijon Harris, 28, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, leaving the scene of an accident involving injury, and reckless driving.