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Carjacking, crash and chase ends with suspect’s arrest in Southaven

A man is in custody at a hospital after a carjacking, chase and crash that started in Memphis and ended in Southaven. 

Police said they were informed by Memphis police of a suspect who carjacked a vehicle and shot at a Memphis officer near the airport shortly before 5 p.m. Monday, April 24. 

The suspect was last seen heading south on Airways Boulevard toward Southaven.  

That’s when Southaven police got involved and saturated the area, locating the suspect on Goodman Road.  

An attempt to stop the suspect was not successful and the chase continued onto I-55 northbound back toward Memphis.  Officers eventually were able to stop the vehicle just south of the Stateline Road exit with what was called a tactical vehicle intervention maneuver. The suspect, identified as Demarcus Chambers, was then taken into custody. Memphis police said Chambers was also taken to Regional One Health, where he was listed in stable condition. 

Police will take Chambers into custody after he is cleared by the hospital. 

Reports are that Chambers was sought on an assault complaint. He was accused of pointing a gun at a person before driving away in a black Expedition and striking another vehicle.  

MPD said the suspect also crashed at Shelby Drive and Airways. He left that vehicle, stole another one, and fired shots at a police officer. The officer returned fire and struck the suspect, but he was still able to drive into Southaven in spite of the wound.  

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