1 Killed, Another Critical In Aborted Robbery At Highway 58 Bi-Lo Parking Lot

Thursday, December 5, 2013

One person was killed and another critically injured during an aborted robbery at the parking lot of the Bi-Lo on Highway 58 on Wednesday night.

A man who said he was being robbed fired the shots.

At approximately 7:18 p.m., Chattanooga Police responded to a person shot in the parking lot at 4510 Highway 58. During the investigation, detectives spoke to the victim who advised he met the suspect in the parking lot to purchase several computer tablets.

The victim stated that the suspect pointed a firearm at him and demanded his money.  According to the victim, there was a brief struggle over the firearm and a second suspect attempted to extract the victim from his vehicle.

The victim said he was able to pull his firearm in self-defense, fatally shooting one suspect and leaving another in critical condition at a local hospital.

Police said the extended families of the parties involved have not yet been notified and their names will not be released at this time.

Warrants are in the process of being filed against the suspect in the hospital.

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