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Collierville Officer injured in altercation 

Keith Houston, Jr.

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On September 24, Collierville Police Department received a call from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office in an attempt to locate a suspect involved in a shooting in their jurisdiction. The information from Shelby County stated that the Sherriff’s Office believed the suspect, who was driving a Chevrolet Corvette, was located at the Fairfield Inn, in Collierville.  

The first Collierville officer arrived on the scene and located the suspect vehicle parked at the suspected location.  As the officer approached the vehicle, the suspect drove towards the officer, forcing the officer onto the hood of the suspect’s vehicle.  The suspect did not stop, but continued to flee the scene, causing the officer to fall off of the vehicle’s hood, and the suspect proceeded to drive over the officer.  

During the incident, the injured officer did discharge his firearm at the suspect.  The injured officer was transported in critical condition to Regional One. As of September 27, the officer was still listed as critical, but stable, condition. 

The suspect was later apprehended and identified as 32-year-old Keith
Houston, Jr. 

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