UPDATE: Man charged with running over Atlanta officer arrested
UPDATE: MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities say a 33-year-old Tennessee man accused of running over and seriously injuring an Atlanta-area police officer has been arrested.
The U.S. Marshals Service said Taurean McShan was arrested Thursday afternoon in Memphis. A news release says McShan tried to run away and climbed on a rooftop before he was spotted and arrested.
No injuries were reported. McShan is being held at the Shelby County jail as he awaits extradition. Online court records do not show if he has a lawyer.
Authorities from several states had been searching for McShan since he was charged with aggravated assault against an officer on Monday. Atlanta police said McShan had rented a truck in the Memphis area and struck Officer Levar Sims in Fairburn.
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ORIGINAL STORY: FAIRBURN, Ga. (WXIA) — Newly released surveillance and police body cam videos show the moment Fairburn police officer Levar Sims was run over by a man allegedly caught sleeping in a pickup truck in the parking lot of a Holiday Inn off I-85.
The suspect, Taurean McShan from Memphis, Tennessee, is still at large.
According to Fairburn Police, officer Levar Sims was helping a fellow officer responded to a suspicious vehicle parked outside the Holiday Inn. Officials said McShan was asleep when they approached the pickup the officers said they could smell alcohol and marijuana.
Sims’ body camera video shows a first-person perspective angle. The video, obtained by 11Alive, shows Sims open the passenger side door of the truck and ask McShan if he was a guest at the hotel. Sims also asked if he had any weapons. Sims and another officer asked the man to get out of the pickup, and the man did, immediately.