Man sitting in his SUV shoots back at would-be robbers in Nashville

Posted at 8:51 AM, Jan 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-09 09:51:16-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A man fired shots at two would-be robbers after they confronted him as he was sitting in his SUV.

The call came in before 6 a.m. Thursday at an apartment complex on Selena Drive, located not far from Thompson Lane in South Nashville.

According to police, the man was sitting in his Nissan Rogue as it was warming up when two men got in the car. One of them hit him in the head before they ran off in different directions.

Police say one of the suspects fired a shot at the victim as he was running away. The car owner, who was also armed, shot back at him. No one was hit.

Police say the victim has a proper gun permit.

Because the ordeal happened so quickly, the victim couldn’t give police a good suspect description. Both were also wearing masks.

Police say this a safe neighborhood and will up patrols there now.