Robber Takes Cash, Shoots Victim In Both Legs

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(Memphis) Memphis police have arrested one man and are still looking for another in a violent robbery last month in North Memphis.

One man was shot in the back of the head and another in both legs in the 2400 block of Eldridge.

Thirty-six-year-old Monkeith Gunn is facing several charges, including two counts of attempted first-degree murder and especially aggravated robbery.

“I heard the shooting. Of course, I didn’t know where the bullets were coming from,” said Ruby Epps.

Epps was sitting in her living room when she heard gunfire that was coming from her daughter’s duplex next door.

She took cover behind her couch and later learned her grandson, Thomas Jones,  had been shot.

“They took the money and shot him,” said Epps.

Police say Monkeith Gunn and another man shot at two men sitting in a car in front of the duplex hitting one man in the back of the head.

They say Gunn then went inside the duplex, pointed a gun at Jones, demanded money and shot him in the leg.

Jones told police after he gave Gunn $1,500 in cash Gunn shot him in the other leg.

“One bullet put a big hole in him,” said Epps.

Friends and family say Jones is still recovering from his injuries, but not walking around yet.

The other man who was shot in the car was not seriously hurt.

Police say Gunn and the other suspect pulled up to the duplex in black Sedan. If you know anything about the second suspect call Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH.

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