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Tennessee shop clerk shoots suspected shoplifter in foot

March 08, 2018 - 12:45 PM

NASHVILLE - Authorities have arrested a shop clerk who they say shot a suspected shoplifter.

News outlets cite a Metro Nashville police affidavit that says 32-year-old Devereaux Evans told police he chased a man who stole two lighters from a Family Dollar store, and shot him in the foot. Authorities say Evans initially denied shooting the man, but police say they found security footage that showed Evans appearing to hide a handgun that they later recovered.

Tennessee law does not provide for a self-defence argument in chasing an unarmed shoplifting suspect and opening fire.

Evans is charged with felony aggravated assault. It's unclear whether he has a lawyer.

The unidentified shoplifting suspect was taken to the hospital and is expected to be charged with misdemeanour theft.

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