Cooper-Young Armed Robbery

Cooper-Young Armed Robbery

MPD is on the hunt for two punks who robbed and shot at two people.
MEMPHIS, TN ( - The search is on for two crooks that robbed and opened fire at two men in Cooper-Young.

The victims weren’t hurt in the incident.

One victim, who preferred to not be named, says he and the other victim walk home at night down Young Avenue all of the time. Now he says he’ll be looking over his shoulder.

“It was all pretty scary, overwhelming,” he said. “My friend grabbed one of the guys ankles and someone from the car said kill him and then they shot the ground.”

The entire incident didn't take more than a few seconds but it has left the victim shaken.

“I generally feel safe. I like Cooper Young, really cool area to live in. I make walk area to that intersection many times a week,” he said.

Just before 1:00 a.m. on Tuesday, the two victims were walking on Young Avenue near Meda when two men in their 20's came up to them holding guns.

“They made us both lay down on the street and stripped our pockets. Took everything and then just sped away in a car,” the victim said. “My friend was being a little resistant, grabbing one of their ankles saying, 'Come on man, what are you guys doing? Are you really doing this?'”

Neighbors say this crime isn’t the norm for the area.

Alex Adair says, “I've never had a problem and I have lived here for years.”

Police are still looking for the robbers, who they believe were driving a 95-98 white Monte Carlo.

Anyone with information on this robbery should call CrimeStoppers at (901) 528-CASH (2274). You can also submit your tip at, or text the word AWARD to 274637 (CRIMES). You will remain anonymous, and you could be eligible to receive a cash reward.
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