Thursday, May 18, 2006

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

From Murfreesboro’s The Daily News Journal of May 18, 2006
Robbery leads to shooting on State Street

The victim of an apparent armed robbery was shot Thursday afternoon on State Street after exchanging gunfire with his alleged robber, according to Lt. Alvin Baird, a detective with the Murfreesboro Police Department.

The victim was taken to MTMC, his condition unknown, but, said Baird, it “looked serious.”

Witnesses told Baird that the victim, a black male in his 20s, was sitting on a chair outside of Hulley’s Barber Shop when another black male, possibly 17 or 18, walked past him, into the shop, then out again. The younger man then put a gun to the victim’s side and demanded money, Baird said.

The robber took the money out of the victim’s pocket, and as he was leaving the scene, heading east on State Street, the victim drew a gun and shot at him. The robber returned fire, hitting him at least once.

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