Man shot after Collierville police respond to report of 'narcotics activity'

Thursday at around 12:30 a.m., officers with the Collierville Police Department were investigating a report of possible narcotics activity in the area of 242 S. Byhalia.

As officers approached a group of people on the lot, a subject fled on foot.

After the individual refused to stop, Collierville officers gave chase into a field behind the business.

While in the field, the fleeing suspect fired at officers with a handgun. One of the officers returned fire, hitting the suspect.

The suspect was taken to Regional One for his injuries.

A Collierville Police Officer was checked for minor injuries on the scene and cleared before being placed on administrative leave.

This investigation is ongoing, and no further information is available at this time.