MPD: Shots fired after rape allegations
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Memphis Police say a man shot at a group of people who confronted him with rape allegations.
Robert Padgett is being charged with five counts of aggravated assault, reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon to wit handgun and coercion of a witness, according to the affidavit.
Officers responded to reports of aggravated assault at a home near East Mallory Saturday, May 29.
According to the affidavit, a group of five people threatened to call the police after confronting Padgett about repeatedly raping a 14-year-old girl.
Police say that’s when he got angry and started shooting.
The victims told police they were afraid he would return and shoot them for reporting the crime.
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