Police: Robber shoots himself in the leg during escape

Police: Robber shoots himself in the leg during escape
Vincent Beard, 18 (Source: MPD)

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A man shot himself in the leg after committing a robbery, Memphis police said.

The robbery occurred Wednesday around 10:29 p.m. in the parking lot of the Cottonwood Apartments.

Vincent Beard, 18, was accompanied by another man when they approached their victim. Officials said Beard pulled out a gun and demanded money.

The victim complied, and the men took off running.

According to the affidavit, the victim heard a gunshot and Beard started to limp on his right side.

An object fell from his waistband, and police later discovered a semi-auto magazine still partially loaded on the scene.

At 11 p.m. investigators were tipped off about a man suffering from a gunshot wound from Baptist East Hospital ER.

Medical personnel treated him for the gunshot wound and he was released.

Officers arrived on the scene and realized the injured male had a similar description to that of the robber.

Beard was located after being released and was transported to Felony Response Bureau.

He was later charged with aggravated robbery.

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