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Police: Accused Carjacker Tried To Run Down Officer


NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Metro police ambushed an ex-convict and accused carjacker who is suspected of trying to run down an officer.

Derrick Dewayne Lyons, 29, faced outstanding charges including unlawful gun possession, parole violation and vehicle theft. Responding to a tip, police surrounded a public housing apartment where Lyons was staying.

Police said he was coaxed outside by his wife. He surrendered without incident.

"Anytime we can respond and take a subject into custody without any further incident, without anybody else getting harmed it's always a good thing," said Metro Lt. William Dyer.

On Sunday, an officer spotted a stolen vehicle believed to have been driven by Lyons. The driver ignored the patrol car blue lights and veered toward the officer who fired a shot in self defense. Police later found the car abandoned in an alley. There were blood spots in the car.

When Lyons surrendered Friday afternoon, officers noticed a gunshot wound on his hand.

Lyons was treated at Nashville General Hospital at Meharry. He had been on the South Precinct's Top Ten most wanted list.

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