Suspect shot by MNPD officer booked into jail on robbery, assault charges

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Posted at 4:36 PM, Feb 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-02 17:36:03-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A robbery suspect who was shot by a Metro Nashville Police officer has been released from the hospital and booked into jail.

Lamon Witherspoon, 30, was booked into the Downtown Detention Center Monday on charges of aggravated robbery and aggravated assault following his discharge from Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Lamon Witherspoon
Lamon Witherspoon

MNPD officials say Officer Wesley McClelland shot Witherspoon last week at an Exxon market on Brick Church Pike. Witherspoon is accused of robbing Nashville Pizza & Pasta on Dickerson Pike Jan. 24 and confronting one of the employees.

Officers were investigating the robbery when they found him at the market. Officials say Witherspoon was armed with a gun and refused to comply with demands. Officials reported that Officer Wesley fired when he saw Witherspoon turn toward him with the weapon.

A judicial commissioner set Witherspoon’s bond at $100,000.