Police: Man Set Up In Car Selling Scheme

(Memphis) A Memphis man thought he was buying a new SUV, but instead ended up being robbed and shot.

Police say the victim went to a home in the 1500 block of Standridge to meet a woman who was selling a 2006 Ford Expedition and was ambushed by two men who robbed him of $1,000 and shot him in the leg.

“Careful who you play around with,” said Herbert Poindexter who lives next door to where it happened.

He was asleep and didn’t hear the gunfire, but isn’t surprised it took place in his neighborhood, “This is the worst street in Memphis, believe it or not. Everything happens on this street.”

Police say 19-year-old Mercedes Holmes admitted to setting up the robbery and luring the victim to the two men who shot him.

She is now facing charges of aggravated robbery and attempted second-degree murder.

The victim agreed to meet Holmes at around 12:30 in the morning.

Neighbor’s say that was his first mistake.

“It would have to do it in the daytime and bring two or three people with me to see it, you know. Bring someone with you, tell them to meet you somewhere,” said Carl Loverson who says it would have to be in a very public place.

Police are still looking for the two men involved in the robbery.

If you know anything call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.