Man Beating Up Ex-Wife On Street Shoots Bystander Who Tried To Intervene, Memphis Police Department Say

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A man allegedly beating up his wife allegedly shot a woman who attempted to stop the dispute in downtown Memphis on Friday afternoon, police say.

A 33-year-old woman was walking her dogs when she saw a man assaulting a woman at 2:22 p.m., WREG reported. When the bystander tried to intervene with pepper spray, the suspect allegedly shot her.

According to the 58-year-old woman who was attacked, she was sitting with her ex-husband by the river, but he reportedly became angry. The husband was apparently upset by her silence, the local outlet reported. He gestured for her to enter the vehicle, but when she refused to get back in the car, he reportedly pulled out a gun. Then, he briefly put it away and reportedly started to physically assault her. (RELATED: ‘You Don’t Get To Come Up Here’: DeSantis Shreds Left-Wing Heckler Blaming Him For Jacksonville Shooting)

The woman with the dogs saw the domestic dispute and tried to intervene, leading to the ex-husband allegedly shooting her, per WREG. After allegedly firing the gun, the ex-husband reportedly commandeered the ex-wife’s vehicle and attempted to hit her with it, but she reportedly only suffered minor injuries.

Regional One Medical Center personnel treated the woman and released her the same day, WREG noted.

The suspect reportedly fled the scene in a 2019 dark gray KIA Forte. Authorities are seeking information from the public to aid their investigation. Anyone with relevant details is urged to contact CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH.