Gadsden homicide suspect in custody after pursuit in Memphis

Police pursue the suspect on I-55 (source WMCTV.com)
Police pursue the suspect on I-55 (source WMCTV.com)
Police rush in to take the suspect into custody (source WMCTV.com)
Police rush in to take the suspect into custody (source WMCTV.com)
The suspect is arrested (source WMCTV.com)
The suspect is arrested (source WMCTV.com)

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - A homicide suspect was taken into custody Thursday afternoon after a pursuit through the streets of Memphis.

Investigators said the suspect, who has not been identified, was wanted for a murder in Gasden, Ala.

After receiving a tip from the Gulf Coast fugitive task force that he might be in the area, DeSoto County sheriff's deputies spotted the suspect near Olive Branch early Thursday afternoon.

According to police, the pursuit started when deputies attempted to pull the suspect over and he refused.  The suspect traveled north into Memphis, where the pursuit was joined by Memphis police and Shelby County sheriff's deputies.

Police and sheriff's deputies pursued the suspect across the city for more than 30 minutes, though speeds never exceeded 70 miles per hour, officials said.

The suspect was eventually taken into custody when he drove into traffic and was forced to stop on Riverside Drive.

After he was arrested by police and a K-9 officer, the suspect was treated for a minor dog bite.

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