Woman Charged After Man Shot In Chest During Attempted Robbery

Posted: 12:12 PM, Apr 27, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-27 13:12:59-04
Woman Charged After Man Shot In Chest During Attempted Robbery

A 23-year-old woman has been charged in the shooting of a man while she was allegedly trying to rob him.

The crime happened on West Eastland Avenue near McFerrin Avenue Wednesday afternoon.

Reports stated 57-year-old James Counter was critically wounded in the shooting. He has been recovering at the hospital.

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The suspect has been identified as 23-year-old Keinesa Lillard.

Reports stated Counter had just parked when a grey four-door Dodge Avenger pulled up, and a woman got out and demanded his belongings at gunpoint.

An altercation ensued, and Counter was shot in the chest.

The Avenger was spotted by undercover officers Wednesday evening, and a Metro Nashville Police Department helicopter followed the car.

It stopped on Felicia Street where officers took Lillard into custody.

Authorities said a nine millimeter pistol was recovered from her purse. She was charged with evading arrest, drug possession, and unlawful gun possession.

After further investigation, Lillard was charged on Friday with especially aggravated robbery.

Detectives said work on the case was ongoing.