Would-be robber killed when victim fights back

by: Lauren Coleman, Tony Atkins Updated:

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - FOX13 has obtained surveillance video that shows the moments after a robbery happened on East Parkway South Thursday morning.

Luis Flores works at Enrique’s Auto Repair and Towing. 

The business’ surveillance camera captured the images as police said a robbery victim was fighting back. 

“I just heard gunshots, and the guy came out running saying call the police,” Flores said. “So, I called the police and the next thing I know the guy was laying down on the floor.” 

Police responded to the shooting in the 1000 block of East Parkway around 10:55 a.m. 

When officers arrived, they found a man who suffered from a gunshot wound. 

He was pronounced dead on the scene. The man responsible never left. 

“I didn’t want to go there thinking they were still shooting,” Flores said. 

Police said the man who died was armed with a handgun when he approached another man and demanded money. 

That’s when the second man armed himself and shot the would-be robber. 

Reginald Bennet lives behind the car shop.

“I walked around the corner, hear about four or five shots, and I walk around the corner and I see the man lying dead in the street,” Bennet said. 

He said he’s seen several robberies in the neighborhood. 

FOX13 did some digging and discovered the police were called 471 times within a mile radius of the scene in the last 90 days. 

That includes 20 times for robberies. 

“It’s just tragedy after tragedy,” Bennet said. 

Police said all evidence was presented to the District Attorney General’s Office, and it was determined that no charges will be filed at this time.

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