MPD: suspect who dragged an officer is in custody

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UPDATE: 9:08 p.m. – Police have charged Dishmon with attempted murder, aggravated assault, and evading arrest.

UPDATE 12:30 p.m. – Memphis Police have identified the suspect as 37-year-old Marcaidus Dishmon.

UPDATE 10:15 a.m. – Memphis Police say the suspect and the vehicle have been located in the 4000 block of Navajo. The suspect is in custody.

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – A man is on the run after dragging a Memphis Police Officer early Tuesday morning.

According to MPD, officers responded to a suspicious person call around 4:30 a.m. at the Exxon gas station at 2675 Getwell, near American Way.

When officers arrived, they approached a man who was sitting in a car in the parking lot. As they tried to get the man out of the car, he drove off, dragging one of the officers.

The injured officer fired a shot at the suspect, but, MPD doesn’t believe the he was hit by gunfire.

The officer was treated on scene for his injuries.

This is an ongoing investigation.

OFFICER INJURED: A Memphis Police Officer was dragged by a car and injured early this morning. Jalyn Souchek Local 24 Memphis is on scene.

Posted by Local Memphis on Tuesday, July 2, 2019

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