Armed Robbery and Carjacking Turns Deadly for Suspect


NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – A man involved in a robbery and carjacking was fatally shot by his victim Friday night.  It began on Benton Avenue near the fairgrounds when three armed men approached a parked food truck. They claimed that one of the operators owed them money and demanded that he pay up.

According to the victim, he told police that he complied and gave them the cash that he had, but that it apparently wasn’t enough. That’s when one of the armed men got his hands on the keys to the victim’s Jeep, telling him that he would give the keys back after they visited an ATM to get more money.

The victim and his friend agreed and began driving to an ATM in the food truck with the Jeep following them. Before reaching the ATM, the Jeep made a U-turn and went in another direction. The food truck driver turned and went in pursuit of the Jeep.

The occupants of the food truck told investigators that they feared that they would be shot when they saw the passenger window of the Jeep being rolled down. In fear, one of the food truck occupants fired shots toward the Jeep, which came to a stop on I-440 near Hillsboro Pike.

The food truck operator continued driving but called 911 to report the incident and returned to the scene to wait for police. Responding officer found a man believed to be in his mid-to-late twenties in the Jeep suffering at least one gunshot wound.  He was transported to a local hospital where he later died. Authorities are still working on making a positive identification of the deceased.

The investigation is continuing, and according to a spokesperson for the District Attorney’s office, no charges have been filed at this time. It is presumed that the other two suspects are still at large.


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Edgar Lee is a contributor for Concealed Nation. After spending 20 years in the fire service, he is currently in his second career as a business and technology manager, and he and his wife are successful small business owners.

Outside of work his interests include camping, hiking, fishing, metal detecting, home improvement projects and motorcycling. He also enjoys reading biographies and auto biographies, military history, and writing about modern-day personal safety and security. He has visited much of the continental US, but still considers his home state of North Carolina as his favorite.

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