Police: Suspect grabs gun out of man’s cargo pant pocket, fires shot into ground

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis police are searching for a man they say stole another person's gun from his pant pocket and then held him at gunpoint.

The incident reportedly happened on Sunday, January 6 at a store in the 2900 block of South Perkins.

The man told police he was at the store buying some things when the suspect approached him, reached into the victim's cargo pant pocket and grabbed his gun. A fight ensued and eventually the suspect fired a shot into the ground. He then aimed the weapon at the man as he ran across the street.

Ahmad Mohammad says the brawl continued into the parking lot. He watched from the grocery store he manages next door.

"We were doing a small party for the customers," he said.

He didn't realize the fight was over a gun. It was dark and he couldn't see the firearm. "I think just two men fighting."

He's glad the gun didn't accidentally go off during the struggle. A lot of people were standing around. "That would be really problem. Somebody maybe they will get shot."

The suspect was last seen traveling eastbound on Cottonwood in a silver Chrysler 300.

If you recognize the suspect, call Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH.


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