MEMPHIS, Tenn. — One man is in critical condition after a shooting in East Memphis on Wednesday morning.
According to Memphis Police, around 9:20 a.m., officers responded to the 80 block of North Yates Road regarding a shooting where a man was found suffering from a gunshot wound.
Investigators say a man attempted to rob a landscaper working in the neighborhood. The robber demanded the landscaper’s wallet before shooting him.
The landscaper, who was with Robinson Tree Service, was wounded in the leg but managed to return fire at the suspect.
The victim was taken to Regional One Hospital in critical condition.
The suspect got away in a white Hyundai, last seen heading south on east North Yates Road and turning onto Walnut Grove Road. It’s not known if he was hit by the victim’s bullet.