Police Asking For Help to Identify Vehicle Suspected of Shooting a Semi-Truck on Interstate
Memphis, TN – The Memphis Police Department (MPD) is requesting the public’s help in finding a passenger vehicle suspected of shooting at an 18-wheeler over the weekend.
According to the MPD, the incident occurred on June 20 on Interstate 40 near Smith Avenue.
Authorities say the trucker was traveling northbound on I-40 and was passing Smith Avenue near the Chelsea Avenue exit when “he was shot at multiple times by another motorist.”
The semi was struck by bullets.
Thankfully, MPD reported the trucker was not injured.
The identity of the trucker has not been released.
MPD did not indicate the time of day when the incident occurred.
Authorities are now seeking the public’s help in locating the suspect’s vehicle.
According to MPD, the vehicle is a small SUV (possibly a newer model Saturn VUE) and is either dark gray or green in color.
Additionally, the SUV has a luggage rack on top.
The license plate on the vehicle appears to be a temporary plate, authorities say.
MPD states the vehicle was last seen on I-40 eastbound near the Watkins Road exit.
Investigators released a video (below) of the suspect’s vehicle.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-2274 (CASH).
Please reference report #2006007841.