Clarksville man shot with his own gun while confronting vehicle burglars

Posted at 12:48 PM, Oct 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-17 13:48:27-04

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A Clarksville man was shot with his own gun during a confrontation with vehicle burglars at his apartment, Clarksville police said.

On Saturday, October 12 just before midnight, the 22-year-old man saw the dome light of his Camaro on as two men rummaged through the car as it was parked at the victim's apartment complex on Ashland City Road.

The man confronted one of the burglars, pinning him against the outside of the driver's side of the car. When the victim looked inside the vehicle's center console where he had left his gun, he saw it was missing.

During the struggle with the first burglar, the other burglar walked around the side of the vehicle and shot the victim in the foot. At that point, both of the burglars ran away.

During their investigation, officers learned the car was left unlocked and the gun used to shoot the victim was his own.

The suspects are described as two black males, both of whom wore black hoodies and black gloves, and both looked to be young. One suspect was 5 feet 8 inches tall, while the other is about 6 feet tall.

The victim was sent to the hospital, treated for the gunshot and released.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Clarksville police at (931) 648-0656, ext. 5159; Tipsline at (931) 645-8477 or submit a tip anonymously online at P3Tips.