Good Samaritan saves couple being held at gunpoint in East Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man and his pregnant wife are safe thanks to the heroic actions of a good Samaritan who stepped in as they were being robbed.

It happened Sunday in the 1300 block of Walnut Hall at the Lynnfield Place Apartments.

Chauncey Davis

The couple told police they were unloading groceries when two suspects jumped from a Toyota Camry and rushed them. The first suspect held a gun to the wife's head as the second rummaged through the man's pockets. That second man's gun was pointed at the husband's stomach, police said.

“All of the sudden when we walked towards our door, two guys ran up behind us here and they told us to drop everything,” said the man, who wanted to be identified only as "Cadillac."

“I was just worried about my wife and my unborn child. She's due in two weeks."

A neighbor, who is in the National Guard, saw the incident in progress and took action. Authorities said he grabbed his own gun and charged the suspects, causing the first suspect to take off running.

“He hopped out with his gun and told him to drop it.”

That’s when one of the suspects started shooting. Cadillac grabbed his own gun and fired back.

Despite being ordered to drop his gun, the suspect pointed the weapon at the good Samaritan and returned the gunfire.

In the subsequent shoot out, one of the men — identified as Chauncey Davis — was injured.

Davis went to St. Francis Hospital where he was airlifted to the Regional Medical Center.

He was charged with aggravated robbery and aggravated assault.

The second suspect has not been identified at this time.

Cadillac thinks if his neighbor didn’t intervene, it’d be a much different story.

“He saved our life. I’m thankful, very grateful.”

He said he and the neighbor already had a good relationship, but now it’s even stronger.

“Yeah, it is. He’s a part of my family.”