Man with Handgun Shoots Armed Robber in Self-Defense

By: Teresa Mull

An armed criminal got a surprise when the man he was trying to rob pulled out a handgun and defended himself.

WKRN of Nashville, Tennessee reports:

According to Metro Police, 27-year-old Desean Jackson is facing charges of aggravated robbery. Investigators say three men were about to get in a car when Jackson approached the passenger side and demanded their belongings at gunpoint. The driver grabbed his handgun from inside the vehicle as Jackson reportedly took shopping bags from the passenger side.

As Jackson attempted to get into a nearby car, the victim who had grabbed his handgun reported that he heard a gunshot prior to firing his weapon in self-defense. Jackson was struck in the knee, falling to the ground and the driver of the getaway car left him behind. Jackson then fled the scene on foot where he was located a short time later walking on Briley Parkway and taken into custody.

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