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Germantown police arrest suspect in attempted driveway robbery

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At approximately 3 a.m. Friday, Germantown police officers responded to a call on the 2700 block of Scarlet Ave. regarding an attempted robbery. When the victim arrived home, he was approached by a suspect armed with a shotgun. The victim drove away from his residence as the suspect approached then fired at the victim. The car was struck but the victim was not injured.
A Germantown officer observed a vehicle matching the description of the suspect’s vehicle speeding westbound on Wolf River Blvd. near Farmington Road. The officer followed, turning west on Farmington from Wolf River Blvd. where the suspect exited the moving vehicle and fled on foot. The car was reported stolen from Memphis.
On foot, the officer pursued the suspect into a yard in the 1800 block of Kilbirnie where the suspect fired his weapon at the officer. The officer returned fire. The suspect fled toward the wooded area near Wolf River Blvd. and Farmington Road where a search of the wooded area was undertaken by SWAT team and K9 officers.
The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, aviation units from the Memphis Police Department and the Tennessee Highway Patrol assisted in the search.
A call was received at approximately 7:30 a.m. from a resident near Pine Needle and Pine Needle Cove. The resident advised that a male, matching the description of the suspect, was hiding near her residence. Officers responded to the area, a foot chase ensued and the suspect was taken into custody without further incident.
Neither the police officer nor suspect was injured in the exchange of gunfire. The suspect is 17 years old.
The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending.

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