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2 suspects dead, Arkansas state trooper shot after vehicle chase ends in Memphis

Arkansas state trooper injured in shooting; portion of I-55 eastbound in Memphis closed
Arkansas state trooper injured in shooting; portion of I-55 eastbound in Memphis closed(Source: WMC)
Published: Dec. 16, 2021 at 2:48 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 16, 2021 at 2:52 PM CST
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A vehicle chase Thursday afternoon ended with two suspects dead and an Arkansas state trooper shot.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) said Arkansas state police began assisting with the pursuit once it reached West Memphis. The case ended in Memphis.

According to TBI, two men were occupying the vehicle can began shooting at officers. Trooper Spencer Morris was shot. Officers returned fire, killing both men.

Trooper Spencer Morris
Trooper Spencer Morris(Source: Sheriff Mike Allen)

Authorities say Morris was one of the officers who fired at the suspects.

Morris was transported to a hospital but sustained no life-threatening injuries.

Authorities said at least one suspect has active warrants from South Carolina.

The pursuit ended at I-55 eastbound and McLemore in Memphis.

Officials have not released the identities of the suspects.

Stay with Action News 5 on air and online as we work to gather more details.

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