Memphis, TN – November 9, 2012 – A Repo Man from Recovery Solutions was shot and is in critical condition after a borrowers husband opened fire on him. This is the second repossession related shooting in just over a month.
Two men are in custody as police attempt to sort out the details of how a 28 year old Repo Man was critically shot at around 7 a.m. in the 5000 block of Yale in North Memphis.
According to police, the yet to be identified Repo Man spotted the subject 95’ Nissan Maxima, running with the keys in it unoccupied in the driveway of 5018 Yale where he made the repossession attempt.
When entering the vehicle and attempting to repossess the Maxima, he was approached by a woman who questioned what he was doing, a police report said. The woman then allegedly jumped on the hood of the car and the Repo Man attempted to drive off. During the commotion, the woman ‘s husband and another man heard screaming from outside.
Both men rushed outside and the husband allegedly shot towards the vehicle and struck the victim, police said.
A 28-year-old man in the middle of repossessing a vehicle at the Raleigh Village Apartments Friday morning was critically shot by the vehicle’s owner, Memphis police said.
The Recovery Solution employee was shot at around 7 a.m. in the 5000 block of Yale, but the shooting victim was found by responders in the 2500 block of Arsenal.
The repo man spotted a 1995 Nissan Maxima, that was running with the keys in it unoccupied in the driveway of 5018 Yale, police said.
The victim got into the vehicle and attempted to repossess the Maxima when he was approached by a female who questioned why he was in her car, a police report said. The female then jumped on the hood of the car and the victim attempted to drive off. During the commotion, the female’s husband and another male heard screaming from outside.
Both men went outside at which time, the husband shot towards the vehicle and struck the victim, police said.
The injured victim drove away and managed to stop at a nearby church to call 911.
The victim was transported in critical condition to The hospital.
Police detained the two men in connection with the shooting, which remains under investigation.
No criminal charges have been filed, police said.