Suspects accused in robbery set-up that left victim fighting for his life

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. —  Two men are behind bars after allegedly setting up a robbery that ultimately led to the victim being rushed to the Regional Medical Center in critical condition.

Investigators say around 11 p.m May 24, Coradarius Shaw, Larry Houston and another man drove Luke Kimm to a gas station at Jackson and Macon to buy beer.

After making the purchase, all four men got back in the car and drove away.

Less than 10 minutes later, 911 received a call of a shooting less than a mile away at Atlantic and Henry. The victim, police said, had been robbed of his credit cards and phone, and shot multiple times. He was taken to the Regional Medical Center in extremely critical condition.

Luke Kimm (submitted photo)

Kimm was still being treated in the hospital as of Thursday.

As for the suspects, police said they finally tracked them down this week.

Shaw told investigators the entire thing was planned. They set the victim up, Houston allegedly shot him and then they immediately went to the B52 Market on North Hollywood to withdraw money from the ATM.

They continued to use the victim's card several days after the shooting.

Both Shaw and Houston  were charged with especially aggravated robbery,  attempted first-degree murder and gun charges.

The third suspect has not been charged.

Kim's neighbors say the crime comes as a shock.

"He was a nice man," one neighbor said. "Never bothered anybody. He went to work, come down the street walking and went on in the house."

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