MEMPHIS, Tenn.– A man was shot during a carjacking in North Memphis Tuesday afternoon.
According to Memphis Police, officers responded to the incident in the 1500 block of Holmes at 5:18 p.m.
A man told police he went to this gas station off East Holmes Road to buy a pack of cigarettes. After making his purchase, some guys, listed in a police report as suspects, were outside the store and asked for a cigarette.
The 51-year-old gave them what they asked for, then hopped in his SUV and took the short trip home just yards down the road.
However, as he tried to get into his house, police claim two men approached and demanded he turn over his belongings including his car keys.
He complied, but as the guys took off the victim followed with the hopes to get his belongings back. That’s when he says one of the guys shot at him before taking off.
The victim was initially transported to Regional One in critical condition but he is now in non-critical condition.
Police say two men took off in the victim’s red 2008 Chevy Equinox bearing TN tag BDV-9408. They were last seen driving westbound on Holmes.
Unfortunately, this carjacking is the latest in the increase we’ve seen so far this year compared to last year. So far, there have been 340 reported carjackings this year compared to 268 in 2021.
If you have any information, call CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH.