Man shot during carjacking in Collierville
COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. — The Collierville Police Department are investigating an overnight carjacking that left one man shot in the leg.
At around 1:40 a.m. Saturday morning, Collierville police officers found a man shot at the intersection of Byhalia and 385.
Stefan Kirkland told officers that he was stopped at a red light when his vehicle was struck from behind.
Kirkland told police he got out of his car and was approached by two men.
One of the men pointed a gun at him and demanded his wallet and car keys. When Kirkland refused, one of the suspects shot him in the right leg and drove off in the victim’s car.
Kirkland was transported to the hospital and is in stable condition.
Kirkland’s sister, Kristen Moore, whos’ post on social media praises God for “taking care of [her] brother” has been shared more than 2,600 times.
“This guy loves God, and I’m thankful our father took care of him,” wrote Moore.
With great gratitude, she also reminds people to be safe, even “in Collierville.”
Kirkland’s car is a 2012 black Ford Fusion with Tennessee tags 983-SWT.
Police say the suspects car was an old model dark sedan, possibly an Acura.
Collierville Police is asking anyone with any information to call Collierville Crimestoppers at (901) 457-CASH.