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MEMPHIS, TN – Two people have been shot during an attempted robbery of a jewelry vender in East Memphis.
It happened around 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 8, 2009, in the 5300 block of Poplar Avenue, outside of the Hopson Building. myEyewitnessNews.com was first on the scene, just seconds after the call went out to Memphis Police.
Police say a jewelry vender was doing business inside the building just before the shooting happened. The man told police that he had been followed by four men, but didn’t know how long they were watching him. Investigators say when the man left the building, the four suspects tried to rob him. The vendor then pulled his gun and shot two of the would be robbers, police said.
Police say the two who were shot are in critical condition. Investigators also tell myEyewitnessNews.com the jeweler, 62 year-old Stephen Fleischman was targeted by the four men. It's believed the would be robbers were following Fleischman for quite some time.
Authorities say they are searching for two Latino men in a white Ford Fusion. Surveillance cameras captured the car leaving the parking garage seconds after the shooting. The Building Manager tells myEyewitnessNews Memphis Police Investigators are working to blow up the video to get a better look at the suspects and a possible license plate number.
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I love a happy ending. Especially when it involves older folks. Dont know what it is but hearing about them coming out on top always makes my day.
Man, that "Armed Citzen" Channel on Youtube has some good videos on it.
Raising children is like being pecked to death by a chicken every day.
Good news/bad news...two shot/two escaped...all will end up being fed by taxpayers...
Proverbs 27:12 says: “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.”
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one of the tennants. He was heard saying that he pays a 'lotta money' to be in that building. He 'never woulda' thought'..... So he will move out. Poor guy has not a clue that it can and does happen ewerywhere. Sad that so many are obliviously clueless!
Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is No Vice--Moderation in the Pursuit of Justice is No Virtue. - Senator Barry Goldwater
Since I live here near Memphis and work at one of the local TV stations, I get to hear a lot about these stories.
Turns out this fellow who they were trying to rob was actually from Mobile Alabama. He has a valid Alabama CCW permit, and he didn't even have real jewels on him. All the stuff he carries to show to the jewelry stores and tries to sell, is just fake. Just used to show what the real stuff looks like to get the orders placed.
He did a great job. One of the bad guys died, the other is still in critical condition. He went home unhurt. Great job.