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Tipton County deputies on the hunt for man claiming to be bounty hunter who shot robbery victim

Sheriff Shannon Beasley said the man is believed to be the same suspect responsible for recent armed robberies in Collierville-Arlington Rd. area in Shelby County.
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Tipton County Sheriff said they are on the hunt for a suspect who they said claimed to be a stranded bounty hunter and shot a person during a robbery.

Sheriff Shannon Beasley posted on social media that Tipton County deputies were on the scene of the shooting Monday afternoon, June 5, 2023, in the area of Wright Rd. and Mt. Carmel, near the Dunlap Orphanage area.

Investigators said the suspect flagged down a victim while claiming to be a bounty hunter who was stranded. The sheriff said the suspect then tried to rob the person and shot them in the process.

Sheriff Beasley said the shooter is believed to be the same suspect responsible for recent armed robberies in the Collierville-Arlington Rd. area in Shelby County.

The Shelby County Sheriff's Office said on June 4, two armed suspects robbed a person in a field in the 8600 block of Collierville-Arlington Road. 

The suspects were described as two Black men wearing all-black clothing. One of these suspects was also wearing a black tactical vest, with no Sheriff or police markings, and a gold circle-shaped badge, SCSO said.

Both suspects then ran from the scene in a black four-door sedan, believed to be an early-2000's model Chevrolet Malibu, pictured below, with black window tint and significant damage to the windshield.

The Tipton County Sheriff is asking everyone to be alert and cautious, and void stopping for stranded motorists. He is asking anyone who sees something suspicious like this to call (901) 475-4300 or call 911. In Shelby County, call CrimeStoppers at (901) 528-CASH.

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