Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Tennessee: Robbery suspect tangles with Elvis

Memphis, Tennessee

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal of December 28, 2008
Robbery suspect tangles with Elvis

The lesson here is, don’t mess with The King.

Or at least don’t mess with Elvis Smith.

Around 5:30 p.m. today, Smith, 49, and his two brothers were cleaning up a lot in North Memphis when a man approached them with a gun.

“He tried to rob them and one of the gentlemen had a handgun on him,” Memphis police Lt. Jerry Gwyn said. “He exchanged gunfire with the suspect. The suspect lost the gun battle.”

The suspect was hit in the chest and leg but is expected to live. An investigation is under way, but Gwyn said it’s unlikely Smith will face any charges.

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