Attempted Robbery Suspect Injured In Shootout With Victim

Posted at 8:06 PM, Nov 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-10 13:22:43-05

A man has been arrested after shots were fired during an attempted robbery, injuring one of the suspects.  

According to officials with the Metro Nashville Police Department, the incident happened Thursday when they met to make a transaction for an online sale.

The prospective buyer and a friend, both from Franklin, arrived at a Lenox Avenue residence at 6:15 p.m. to look at a truck. 

They told police 20-year-old Christoper Jenkins tried to rob them at gunpoint. As a second suspect began to pat them down, police said one of the victims fired in self-defense and both ran from the house. 

The victims told police they heard gunshots while they were fleeing. Neither was hurt. 

Jenkins, who was apparently struck, also fled on foot and later collapsed in the parking lot of a Kroger on Charlotte Pike.

He was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center and was listed in critical condition. 

Police said 22-year-old Raymond Amos was arrested for his alleged role and charged with two counts of attempted robbery and aggravated robbery. 

Police said Amos is also charged in the November 2 hold-up of a man who tried to buy a cell phone that had been listed for sale online.  When he went to meet the seller, police said he was robbed at gunpoint in a breezeway.  

Amos was also identified as the suspected gunman in that case.