MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police have arrested a teenager who they say shot a man who was inside a car with his mother last week.

Conner Johnson, 18, is being accused of following a mother and her son from Horn Lake to Memphis on Sept 23.

Anthony Aleman

According to police, the 40-year-old victim told officers he was approached by Johnson and another man named Anthony Aleman at 2085 Goodman Rd.

According to the victim, Conner Johnson asked “if he was talking to a girl.” and “if he had a ‘strap’ on.”

“Strap” or “Strapped” is a common street term for being armed with a weapon.

Police said the victim did not reply and went to go get into the passenger seat of his mother’s car.

While driving away, the victim said Johnson and Aleman got into a red Nissan Altima and started following him and his mother.

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Johnson drove the Altima while Aleman was the front seat driver.

Police said once the mother turned right on Holmes from Getwell, a shot came from the Altima and hit the victim in the left shoulder. 

He was taken to Baptist Desoto Hospital by his mother.

Johnson and Aleman were both taken into custody and charged with attempted murder, reckless endangerment, and employment of a firearm.

We were told the victim was released from the hospital.