Shots Fired At Delivery Driver At Memphis Home Depot

MEMPHIS, Tenn (localmemphis.com) - Shots were fired Friday morning at a delivery driver in the parking lot of a Memphis Home Depot. It happened just after 5:20 a.m. at the Home Depot at 4950 Stage Road.

The victim told police he had been sleeping in his truck in the parking lot since about 1:00 a.m. He said he awoke to his trailer rocking. When he looked out the rear view mirror, he says he saw three vehicles surrounding the trailer: a black Chevy SUV, a sliver Mazda 6, and a light-colored two-door car. He told police he saw suspects loading up their vehicles with several items.

The victim told investigators he grabbed his gun, for which he has an Alabama permit, and got out the passenger side door. He said he screamed at the suspects to get away from the truck, and fired several shots in the air.

Police say the suspects started running. They say one was carrying a lawn mower, and dropped it, as well as a possible work ID. The victim said the guy jumped into the SUV, and that's when he called police.

While on the phone with police, the victim said the SUV drove back up to the scene. He said the same guy who had dropped the lawn mower jumped out of the SUV with a gun, and demanded the keys to the suspects' silver Mazda, which was still there. The victim told the guy he didn't have the keys, and that's when he says the suspect fired at him. The suspect then took off again in the SUV.

The victim was hit by shattered glass, but was not shot.  He was taken to Methodist North in non-critical condition.

The victim was issued a citation for discharging a firearm. The Mazda was towed from the scene.

No one is in custody. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH.


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