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Official: Driver who rammed 2 police cars shot and wounded

June 28, 2019 GMT

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say a Mississippi police officer shot and wounded a driver who rammed two undercover police cars.

The shooting happened Thursday afternoon at a Southaven gas station.

DeSoto County District Attorney John Champion tells local news outlets that undercover officers arranged to meet a suspect they believe shot into a house Wednesday night in the Memphis, Tennessee, suburb.

Champion says four men arrived at the gas station. He says the driver rammed the cars, police saw the driver reach for a gun, and an officer shot the driver.

The driver was taken to a Memphis hospital and three passengers were arrested. The driver’s condition is unknown. Police haven’t named any of the men or announced charges against anyone.

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Champion says the car was stolen in a carjacking Wednesday in Memphis.

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