Cops seek suspect who opened fire on big rig ‘multiple times’ on I-40

After a semi truck driver was the victim of an interstate shooting over the weekend, Memphis police are asking for public help in locating a suspect or suspects.

The shooting occurred on June 20, 2020, at I-40 and Smith Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee, according to the Memphis Police Department.

Police say that the truck driver was traveling on I-40 near the Chelsea Avenue exit when a suspect in a small SUV opened fire “multiple times” on the vehicle.

The truck driver wasn’t hurt, but the truck was hit by bullets.

Police are asking for help locating the suspect or the suspect’s vehicle, which they describe as “dark gray or green, small SUV, possibly a newer model Saturn VUE, with a luggage rack on top and what appears to be a temporary license plate on the rear.”

Authorities say that the suspect vehicle last seen eastbound on I-40 towards the Watkins Rd. exit.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-2274 (CASH).

Police have shared dash cam video to help the public identify the suspect.

Interstate Shooting Suspect Interstate 40 Eastbound at Smith Avenue Report #2006007841

Interstate Shooting SuspectInterstate 40 Eastbound at Smith AvenueReport #2006007841MEMPHIS, TN – On June 20, 2020, the Memphis Police Department responded to an interstate shooting at I-40 and Smith Ave. The victim was driving an 18-wheeler northbound on I-40, passing Smith Avenue near the Chelsea Avenue exit when he was shot at multiple times by another motorist. The victim’s vehicle was struck by gunfire however the victim was not injured.The suspects were driving a dark gray or green, small SUV, possibly a newer model Saturn VUE, with a luggage rack on top and what appears to be a temporary license plate on the rear. The suspects were last seen eastbound on I-40 towards the Watkins Rd. exit.Investigators need your help in identifying the individual responsible for this Interstate Shooting.Video of the suspect vehicle is attached.Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-2274 (CASH)You can also submit your tip at http://www.crimestopmem.org where you will be able to review wanted fugitives and safely send investigators any helpful information on the suspect or suspects responsible for this crime.You can submit anonymous tips from our free and secure mobile app by searching your app store for “P3 Tips”. If an arrest is made, you could be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $1000 from Crime Stoppers of Memphis and Shelby County, Inc.About the Memphis Police DepartmentThe Memphis Police Department is a premier law enforcement agency that serves and protects the citizens of Memphis, Tennessee. Our purpose is to create and maintain public safety in the city of Memphis. We do so with focused attention on preventing and reducing crime, enforcing the law, and apprehending criminals.

Posted by Memphis Police Department est.1827 on Monday, June 22, 2020