shot and killed by man who is licensed to carry
Originally ran here
Attempted Car Jacking Turns Deadly
March 28, 2001
3, Memphis -- An
attempted car jacking turns deadly at a mall in Whitehaven. It happened in broad
daylight. But this time the tables turned leaving the man, police say was trying
to commit the crime, dead.
It's not what you expect to see
in a mall parking lot...crime tape surrounding cars. But this green mercury
mountaineer is where it started. Police say the truck drove up and parked...and
even before the female driver could get out of the vehicle...she was approached
by a gunman...telling her to give him the keys.... But what the car jacker
apparently didn't see behind the tinted windows was that someone else was inside
the vehicle with the woman...and that person had a gun.
Major Jerry Lawson with the
Memphis police told News Channel 3, "Her gentleman friend who does have a
license to carry a pistol threw her out of the way and did shoot the robber he
was DOA on the scene here." Police say the suspect may have tried to get
away...but ended up dying underneath the same S-U-V he allegedly tried to car
Police didn't immediately
identify the female or her friend who did the shooting. But her mother who
arrived on the scene, and didn't want to be on camera, told us about the frantic
call she got from her 18 year old daughter.
Queenie Chester says, "She
said he walked up behind her and said B**** give me the keys...she said she
didn't look back...she just started handing him the keys and he didn't know he
was on the other side of the truck."
The whole thing surprised
shoppers at the mall. Sandra Johnson told us, "That's why I don't do a lot
of shopping...I don't send my daughter for that very reason because you can't go
out in broad daylight...it's ridiculous." The father of the female
driver says it's all very scary...and shows why you can't approach just anybody.
Lee Chester says, "Be careful...be careful...you never know what the next
man may have...it's not worth it." and this time the person who apparently
wanted to get a vehicle...in the end got something he never expected.
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