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Suspect wounded during attempted robbery released from hospital, in jail

Posted: 10:42 PM, Feb 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-10 16:53:18-05
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The suspect in an attempted robbery has been released from the hospital after being shot while trying to rob a woman in Antioch Monday night.

The robbery occurred in the 300 block of Bakertown Road at approximately 9:40p.m.

Police said the suspect, 19-year-old Jordan Ponce, tried to rob a 25-year-old woman by grabbing her from behind, trying to take her purse. The woman told police that as she resisted, Ponce grabbed her and started bashing her head into the wall of the building as she screamed.

Her husband heard came out of their apartment when he heard the screams. Just as Ponce tried to run away, the husband jumped over a railing and landed on top of Ponce.

After a short struggle, Ponce got up and ran toward the parking lot, but the man followed and the two got into a second fight.

The husband said Ponce hit him in the head and got up. Not knowing Ponce’s further intentions, the husband said he drew his gun and fired.

Ponce ran to a silver Acura. He was later dropped off at Tristar Southern Hills Medical Center. The person(s) who dropped him off left in the Acura.

The woman was treated at Summit Medical Center for cuts and bruises to her head.

The Acura involved was stolen about 90 minutes before the attempted robbery from an apartment complex on Linbar Drive. The keys had been left in the vehicle. It was found at 1:50 a.m. Tuesday from an apartment complex on Piccadilly Row.