A 60-year-old man shot and critically injured a 17-year-old robbery suspect Saturday night outside the victim’s Antioch residence, Metro Police said Monday.
Police say the teenager and an accomplice, convicted felon Kevin Negron, 19, allegedly approached the victim who had just arrived home and was sitting in his car at his Lindy Murff Court home with a friend at 9:30 p.m.
The teen, armed with a handgun, demanded money while Negron stood nearby with a shotgun, police said. The victim retrieved the .38-caliber revolver he was carrying pursuant to a handgun carry permit. In defense of himself and others, he fired on the teenager who was struck in the chest, police said.
Negron drove his injured teen accomplice to the Shell gas station at 197 Haywood Lane where he reported they had been the victims of a crime. South Precinct officers alertly identified both men as the robbery suspects. During interviews, Negron admitted to his involvement in the attempted robbery, police said.
Negron, of Reeves Road, is charged with two counts of attempted aggravated robbery and is being held in lieu of $75,000 bond. He was on probation for an April felony evading arrest conviction. Negron’s arrest history includes theft and domestic assault charges.
The 17-year-old will be charged with aggravated robbery in Juvenile Court upon his dismissal from Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he is in stable condition.