Car Thieves Fire Shots at Police

Southaven, Ms

Southaven Police are searching for two armed suspects who led officers on a chase and fired shots at police.

Southaven Police said the incident started in Horn Lake when officers were pursuing suspected car thieves driving a gray Nissan Altima.

Horn Lake Police deployed stop sticks at DeSoto Road, but the vehicle continued on flat tires.

The pursuit continued into Southaven, where the suspects turned onto Stateline Road, then headed south on I-55. 

The suspect vehicle lost control on I-55 and hit the concrete median. 

Two black males exited the vehicle and began running across I-55 towards Hamilton Road. One of the suspects fired shots at Officers and Officers returned fire. No officer was struck from the gunfire. 

Both suspects were wearing all black. One suspect had on Multicolored backpack and the other suspect was wearing a skull cap.

The suspects then ran into the Thomas and Betts warehouse on Hamilton Road in Southaven where law enforcement from around the county have the building surrounded and were still searching for them Monday afternoon.

“This is a fluid situation and could be lengthy,” Southaven Police said in a press release.

Police asked people to avoid the area if possible, to be aware of their surroundings, and to call the Southaven Police Department at 662-393-8652 if they have any information.