Man recovering after he was robbed, shot and left for dead

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- A Memphis man said he was robbed, shot and left for dead.

He said he was carjacked across the street from Lemoyne Owen College.

"He told me to lay down cause he shot me and said, 'I outta kill you.'"

For a moment this 54-year-old man thought those might be the last words he would hear. When WREG spoke to him, he asked us not to reveal his identity while he recovers, two days after being shot in the thigh and left to die in a park.

"The victim says he was picking up a friend on College Street which is right across the street from Lemoyne Owen College. He says the suspect blocked him in his car and held him at gunpoint.

The suspect told the victim to get into his car while another suspect drove off in the victim's Honda.

"I thought they were gonna kill me because the gun was always on me. I was riding the gun was at my head."

The victim said he didn't recognize his attacker and has no idea why he was targeted.

He said he thought he was going to die and that it was his last time alive.

Thankfully it wasn't. This injured man realized he was in Trigg West Park in South Memphis. He was able to limp to a nearby house for help but getting help wasn't easy.

"They so scared, people so scared they not gonna answer their door, and I told them I had just been shot."

Finally, the people at the house called 911.

WREG was there as the man was rushed to the hospital.

"I'm just blessed to be here."

On Thursday while he sat bandaged and bruised he has a simple message for others.

"Just be safe. Be careful, watch out."

Police were able to recover the victim's stolen car. He's still missing other belongings.

If you have information, call the police.