Woman stops possible shooting at South Memphis store

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Police say a woman stopped a suspect from shooting a man in a South Memphis store, and now police are searching for that suspect.

Officers responded to a report of an aggravated assault at the Saver Stop Ex on South Parkway East at 1:40 p.m. Tuesday.

According to police, a woman drove a man to the store in a blue Ford Edge. The man reportedly got a gun from the woman and walked into the store.

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Surveillance footage released by Memphis Police shows the suspect walking past a man in a yellow safety vest before turning around and pulling out a gun.

The video shows a woman sitting next to them intervening, grabbing the suspect, and allowing the victim to run out of the store. After a short altercation, the woman runs out of the store while the suspect runs in the other direction.

In a police report tracked down by WREG, police say the two men knew each other and had “recent issues”.

The two men reportedly saw each other in the store before this happened. Memphis Police say that’s when the man got a gun out of the blue Ford and walked back into the store.

Police reports say that when the customer in the yellow vest ran outside there was a shootout. Police say the customer shot once in self-defense and then “hid behind a trash dumpster as he unexpectedly started to get shot at from behind.”

Police say no arrests have been made at this time. Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at (901) 528-CASH.

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