MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Two men are charged with stealing 10 pairs of Nike shoes from Piecez of Couture Fashion and shooting the owner on Saturday morning.
The victim told officers he was unlocking the door to the business in the 5300 block of South Third Street when a silver Nissan Altima with a registered passenger-side rear window pulled up. The victim said one of the two men asked him what they were selling in the store and the victim told them to come in and look around.
Officers said one of the men then pulled out a handgun and told the victim, “Give me everything.” The other suspect proceeded to seize about 10 pairs of Nike shoes and place them in the vehicle, according to court documents.
Police said the victim then ran outside when the suspects began shooting at him as they fled the scene. Officers also said the owner of the nearby business was outside when the shots rang out and took cover.
A bullet hit the business within five feet of where the second victim took cover, police said.
Minutes later, MPD responded to a shooting call on Clinton Road where a man identified as Travarus Bonds was struck in the leg. Officers said Bonds was one of two men occupying a silver Nissan Altima with a taped passenger-side rear window.
As officers tried to rescue Bonds, the other man came back inside the Nissan Altima and fled. Court documents say the man then walked back to the scene of the shooting and was identified as Jernell Bonds.
Travarus Bonds was taken to hospital for treatment and officers found the Nissan Altima parked in the driveway of an abandoned house. They later determined that Travarus Bonds and Jernell Bonds were the same men who robbed the company.
Jernell Bonds was arrested and made a full confession to police. He was charged with aggravated robbery, aggravated assault and attempted first degree murder.
He is expected to appear in court on June 6.
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