Three teens arrested after officers shoot at them in Collierville, TBI investigating

Police in Collierville shot at a car attempting to pull away from a stop in a shopping mall parking lot Tuesday evening and two people were arrested, but the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said no one was injured.

TBI spokeswoman Keli McAlister said the shooting took place outside an Academy Sports on New Byhalia Road but it was unclear how many shots were fired.

Collierville Police posted on Facebook at 7:15 p.m. that "all suspects are in custody." McAlister couldn't say whether the people held by police were armed and did not have their identities. The names and ranks of the officers involved was not released Tuesday night.

Collierville Police on Wednesday said three teenagers — one of whom is a 17-year-old — had been arrested. Keshun Lee, 18, and Rebecca Bruce, 19, have both been charged with theft of property $1,000 or less and tampering with evidence.

A juvenile summons was issued for the 17-year-old for a theft charge.

Shelby County District Attorney Steve Mulroy called in the TBI to investigate the officer-involved shooting.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has been asked to investigate a shooting involving a police officer in Collierville Tuesday night near Academy Sports on New Byhalia Road in Collierville.

The incident happened around 5:30 p.m. in the shopping mall complex when police responded to a report of shoplifting, McAlister said. McAlister didn't know whether the initial incident was in Academy Sports or another shop.

According to police affidavits for Bruce and Lee, CPD officers were called to Academy Sports in Collierville and saw "two males concealing multiple boxes of ammunition in their coat and pants pockets."

The two teens ran away, eventually getting in the car with Bruce.

Officers searched the area and found ammunition scattered in the parking lot of a nearby shop. Officers eventually arrested them at a nearby Starbucks.

The affidavit does not mention when officers opened fire on the car, but McAlister said Tuesday night that two officers tried to block in the car, but the driver moved toward one of the officers. According to TBI, that was when shots were fired.

Collierville Police blocked off a second scene related to the same incident around the block at the Malco theater. The two people being sought were arrested outside the theater a short time after the shooting, McAlister said.

Bruce and Lee are being held on $10,000 bond. The ammunition they are accused of stealing was worth $400.

A screenshot of the Collierville Police Department post announcing that police were on the scene of an incident at Academy Sports in Collierville.

McAlister said TBI agents were investigating the series of events leading up to the shooting and would forward any findings to Mulroy's office.

This article originally appeared on Memphis Commercial Appeal: 3 teens arrested in Collierville police shooting, TBI investigating