Witness: Man shot 4 times in front of 2-year-old daughter - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Witness: Man shot 4 times in front of 2-year-old daughter

(WMC-TV) – A man was shot four times in front of his daughter during a robbery Monday afternoon, according to witnesses.

Just after 11 a.m., police were called to a house at Pope Street and Yale Avenue.

Mario Johnson heard the shots from inside his house, where he was playing video games.

"They [shots] were pretty closed. It sounded like they were next door, in the backyard or something, that's just how close it was," he said.

Police say the victim was shot in his front yard following an argument. Witnesses say it started out as a robbery.

"His little 2-year-old daughter was in the car, he was a good dude," said Johnson. "He been good to everybody in the neighborhood. I don't know why somebody would do something like that."

Police searched for the suspect all afternoon.

Neighbors and family, who were too shaken up to speak on camera, say a shooting in broad daylight in front of a child is tragic.

"She lost her daddy, we lost a brother, his mom lost a son, you know?" said Johnson.

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