Man who allegedly ran over Collierville police officer now in custody, officials say

COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. — A wanted man is now in custody after allegedly running over a Collierville Police officer at a local hotel.

Keith Houston, 32, was taken into custody and arrested Saturday morning in Shelby County, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

The Collierville Police Department (CPD) reported the incident unfolded early Saturday morning just before 2:30 a.m.

CPD received a call from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office in an attempt to locate a suspect involved in a shooting.

The shooting had reportedly taken place at an apartment complex near Forest Hill Irene and Winchester Road 15 minutes earlier.

SCSO said they believed the suspect was located at the Fairfield Inn, 10290 Collierville Rd., in Collierville.

The first officer who arrived at the scene located the suspect’s vehicle parked at the hotel, police said.

As the officer approached the vehicle, the suspect drove toward the officer, forcing the officer to jump onto the hood of the car.

While he was fleeing, the officer fell off the vehicle and the suspect, identified as Houston, allegedly drove over them, police said.

The officer fired a weapon toward Houston during the incident.

CPD put out a description of Houston’s vehicle, described as a 2017 white Chevy Corvette with TN tag 5P92H5.

According to the Southaven Police Department, the car has bullet holes in the windshield.

TBI issued a Blue Alert for Houston during the search.

Officials said he was wanted for aggravated assault on a police officer and was possibly armed and dangerous.

The officer was taken to Regional One in critical condition.

Following news of the incident, guests at the hotel spoke with FOX13′s Dakarai Turner.

Guests Noah and Wendy Smith were in town from Little for a soccer tournament.

“It’s terrible, it shouldn’t have happened,” Noah said.

Another guest, Rickey Barnett, said, “It’s sad anything like that happens.”

Bartnett said the incident makes him feel worried about staying at the hotel.

“You wouldn’t expect to come to a nice area and things like that happen,” he said.

Catherine Barron, who was in town for the soccer tournament with her son, recalled kids being outside just a few hours before the incident happened.

“When I saw the blood, I didn’t really know what had gone one until I talked to a friend and they told us what happened,” she said.

Barron said it reminded her how dangerous a police officer’s job can be.

Though still listed in critical condition Sunday morning, around 5:30 a.m., Collierville Police said the officer who was run over did show improvements overnight.