Police: Man who shot, killed would-be robber won't face charges - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Police: Man who shot, killed would-be robber won't face charges

A man was shot near the Memphis fairgrounds on Thursday afternoon. (Source: WMC Action News 5) A man was shot near the Memphis fairgrounds on Thursday afternoon. (Source: WMC Action News 5)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A man is dead after being shot by the man he tried to rob, according to Memphis Police Department.

The attempted robbery and shooting happened on Thursday afternoon near the intersection of East Parkway and Walker Avenue, which is near the Memphis fairgrounds.

"All I heard were just gunshots," said Luis Flores, who works at Enrique's Auto Shop nearby. "The guy came running saying call the police so I called the police and the next thing I know the guy was laying down on the floor... I guess dead."

Investigators were on the scene for hours.

"I've been working here for five years and for this to happen the first time, it's crazy,” Flores said. 

Antonio Cathey works at a church just blocks away from where the shooting happened.

"It's depressing, it's depressing," he said. " This just shows that crime can happen anywhere, but a homicide. We really have to wake up around here."

Memphis Police Department has yet to release the names of the two people involved.

No criminal charges will be filed at this time. 

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