GUN Memphis bank robber shot by bystander

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  1. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Bank robbery foiled

    October 14, 2006

    A man was shot in an apparent attempt to rob a credit union in Frayser Friday.

    Two witnesses said a man selling fruit in the bank parking lot pulled a gun and shot the suspected robber.


    Memphis police confirmed that the fruit vendor approached the suspects and shot one in the neck at the entrance of American Savings Credit Union, 3048 Harvester Lane.

    Det. Monique Martin said two bank robbery suspects were arrested, but neither had been charged late Friday.

    Police responded to the call about the shooting at 2:30 p.m., according to Lt. Darren Goods of the police robbery bureau. Officers found two men nearby. One had been shot and was taken to the Regional Medical Center at Memphis in critical condition.

    Martin would not reveal the identity of the fruit vendor, but according to the accounts

    of witnesses, he was Roscoe McVay, who runs a fruit stand in the bank's parking lot on Fridays.

    Friday evening, McVay confirmed that he sells fruit out of his truck on Fridays. He declined to comment on the incident.

    A. L. Brown of South Memphis said he watched McVay enter the bank and fire a shot.

    Brown said he and John Adkins of Bartlett saw the two suspects standing outside the entrance when they drove into the bank's parking lot.

    "At first I thought the men were standing by a bus stop, but when I realized they were just waiting outside, I got suspicious," Adkins said.

    Adkins said he waited in the parking lot as Brown entered the bank. He bought fruit from the vendor. Shortly after, he saw the vendor follow the two suspects into the bank's vestibule.

    Inside the bank, Brown had finished his transaction. He noticed the two men, who were in the vestibule, approach the doors into the bank proper. But before they had a chance to enter, Brown said McVay took out a pistol and shot one of the suspects.

    "I was about arm's length away from the shots," Brown said. "He shot him in the neck and I saw the man fall back."

    Brown said the other patrons in the bank screamed.

    "Most of the people got down on the floor," Brown said. "There were some babies in the bank and they were crying."

    Adkins heard the shot and saw the two suspects run away with their shirts over their heads.

    Martin said that as police were investigating the shooting a relative of one of the suspects attempted to enter the crime scene. He was charged with assault, disorderly conduct and resisting officials detention.

    The Safe Streets Task Force is investigating.
     
  2. Soybomb

    Soybomb New Member

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    Memphis is such a crap hole. If theres a natural disaster there it would be new orleans all over again.
     
  3. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    so he didn't even wait for them to do anything? :sad2: looks like he had them figured right, but I hope he doesn't get in trouble
     
  4. Ludeykrus

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    Looks like apparently they had something on them to make them pretty likely robbers, but I wish they went into more details on that.
     
  5. Aequitas

    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    :werd: The article makes it sound as if the guy just decided to shoot someone in the neck on a hunch.
     
  6. Goat

    Goat That crack is really moreish

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    Yeah, this article kinda confused me. What were they doing besides looking suspicious?
     
  7. hitnrun99

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    The fucked up thing about the media is that they don't give a shit about privacy and even when the fruit seller wanted to remain anonymous the shithead reporters still try to out him anyways. Fuck the media.
     
  8. Gimik

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    they always do that. It bugs the hell out of me.

    There's not enough info in this article (and it's very poorly written) for me to make any kind of judgment.
     

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