Police: Man shot while at Memphis ATM, wrecks vehicle trying to escape

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man was shot while at a Memphis ATM, and now police are searching for the person who pulled the trigger.

Police said the victim was just getting cash out of the ATM when another man walked up behind his car and tried to rob him.

It all happened at the First Tennessee Bank ATM on Yale Road on April 10 around 1 a.m.

With a gun in hand, that man demanded money from the driver, police said.

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The driver then pressed the gas. The suspected shooter shot him in the neck, and the victim crashed into a business across the street, according to a police report.

The man who was shot rammed his car into a light pole, and it flipped. Police documents said the victim was partially ejected from the car and then needed help.

That man – who has not been identified by police – was taken to the hospital in critical condition. He was later released and is expected to be okay.

Police found one shell casing near the ATM. The victim told investigators he doesn’t know who shot him.

MPD is classifying this as an attempted robbery and aggravated assault. Officers are searching for the man caught on surveillance video.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH.

Aggravated Assault 4137 Yale Rd Report #1904004760ME

Aggravated Assault 4137 Yale Rd Report #1904004760ME MEMPHIS, TN – On April 10, 2019 at 12:34 a.m., Memphis Police Officers responded to a Shooting at 4137 Yale Rd. While the victim was using the ATM, the suspect approached him from behind and demanded money. The suspect shot the victim and fled the scene in an unknown direction. The suspect #1 is described as a white male, thin build and armed with a silver pistol. Suspect was wearing a gray hoodie, dark jacket and dark pants. This is an ongoing investigaiton. Anyone with information about this incident should call Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH. You will be given a secret ID number and your identification will remain completely anonymous. You can also submit your tip at http://www.crimestopmem.org where you will be able to review wanted fugitives and safely send investigators any helpful information on the suspect or suspects responsible for this crime. You can submit anonymous tips from our free and secure mobile app by searching your app store for “P3 Tips”. If an arrest is made, you could be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $1000 from Crime Stoppers of Memphis and Shelby County, Inc.” About the Memphis Police Department The Memphis Police Department is a premier law enforcement agency that serves and protects the citizens of Memphis, Tennessee. Our purpose is to create and maintain public safety in the city of Memphis. We do so with focused attention on preventing and reducing crime, enforcing the law, and apprehending criminals.

Posted by Memphis Police Department est.1827 on Monday, April 29, 2019