NASHVILLE, Tenn. – One suspect has been taken into custody and another was still on the run after robbing a man at gunpoint. A struggle between them led to the victim being shot.
The robbery happened Saturday around 5:30 p.m. near the Tony Sudekum Apartments on University Court.
According to a police affidavit, the victim was approached by two men. One was in a wheelchair and the other was pushing the wheelchair. The man in the wheelchair was identified as 20-year-old Kristopher Queen.
The men reportedly asked the victim if he wanted to buy some marijuana. When he declined, Queen allegedly reached under his seat cushion and pulled out a handgun and handed it to the other suspect.
Police said the other man then pointed the weapon at the victim and demanded money. When he told them he didn’t have anything, the suspect then apparently pointed the gun at his face and demanded money again.
The victim then told police he pulled his cellphone and wallet out of his pants and dropped them on the ground.
At that point, the victim tried to hit the handgun out of the suspect’s hand. A single shot was fired in the struggle, striking the victim in the leg. He was able to run behind a building a short distance before collapsing.
The suspects also fled the scene.
When officers from the Metro Nashville Police Department arrived on the scene, the victim told them he recognized Queen from a different encounter. Police were able to locate him on Sunday and took him into custody.
He was booked in the Davidson County Criminal Justice Center on charged of aggravated robbery. Bond was set at $150,000.
Police were searching for the second suspect.