Police: Attempted robbery victim shoots man in self-defense

Posted at 8:59 PM, Jun 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-17 23:30:38-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A would-be robber was injured in a shootout when the person he tried to rob fired back.

Metro Nashville Police officials say the man approached someone in the parking lot of Opry Mills Mall, showed them his gun and demanded their things.

But that's when police say the person also pulled out a gun in self-defense and the two exchanged gunfire.

The suspect was hit in the knee and ran away, but police say he was taken into custody shortly after the incident in front of the hotel and convention center. He was transported to the hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening.

The attempted-robbery victim was not injured.